Tragedy of 9/11 inspires abstracts |

Tragedy of 9/11 inspires abstracts

Nellie King Solomon’s exhibit, “Blindsided,” which opens Friday at Julie Baker Fine Art, was inspired by the terrorist attacks on the East Coast lin September.

“Everything that has happened in the last year has been hard,” Solomon said. “I call this body of work ‘Blindsided’ because our world has been caught off guard. I went to New York after the September attacks to help a friend make a movie and found myself drawing the collapse. My paintings, which seem abstract, are visual and emotional responses to the experience of being taken out of the consciousness you were in before.”

The large field paintings are on translucent industrial plastics.

In November, Solomon’s work was the centerpiece of Julie Baker Fine Art’s inaugural exhibition “(Baker’s Dozen”) featuring emerging painters from around the country.

Solomon will be at an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The gallery is at 120 N. Auburn St., Suite A, in Grass Valley. Other viewing hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and by appointment. Call 273-0910 with questions.

– The Union staff

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