The New Eve
January 17, 2015 - February 15, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm and by appointment
Nisus Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of photographs by Christal Angelique. These 40×40 inch darkroom prints lead into a world of revelation, an invitation to explore within one’s self. This series has been an ongoing body of photographic self portraits visually exploring the idea and concept of The New Eve. Each ethereal self portrait captures a moment of deep vulnerability and discovery. These seven pieces selected from the past seven years have been a visual diary symbolizing the journey we must take and the emotions we face along the way. The narrative and subject are a symbol of transformation and starting anew. The final piece carries the theme of finding strength in staying true to the spirit and genius within.
Please note: Due to how square store functions, your prints will be available for pickup by appointment only.
About Christal Angelique
Christal Angelique is an artist and photographer currently based in Portland Oregon. After graduating from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising she inherited a camera from her father and everything changed. She decided to go back to school where she discovered her love for fine art photography. Having always found journaling difficult, she felt that her photographs served as her visual diary. Taking photographs is where she found her voice as an artist, a means for self-expression. Her former mentor and professor inspired her greatly introducing her to artists work such as Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Sally Mann and the many artists in the avant-garde era promoted by photographer Alfred Stieglitz. After assisting under celebrity photographer Robert Maxwell, she found herself drawn to the Pacific Northwest, where she took a summer course at the University of Oregon creating large-scale silver gelatin prints. Being in the Northwest she felt like she could breathe and the beautiful scenery served as her blank canvas. This is her first solo exhibition where she presents an ongoing body of photographic self portraits visually exploring the idea and concept of The New Eve.