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The multi-layered surface of "The Cruel Twist" distorts time and space, by transporting us towards a futuristic space of queer utopia. Through bold colours, translucent, and opaque layering,  I suggest a type of "remembrance" of past-life identity. The painting "The Cruel Twist" simultaneously embodies a rebellious feminine and masculine queer perspective and sexuality, while signifying the emergence of punk rock futurism.

The Dreamer's Awakening

  • Nicole Melnicky

    Nicole Melnicky is a queer interdisciplinary artist based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art, Media, and Design at OCAD University in Toronto, ON. She obtained her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a major in Fine Art, along with minors in Textile Design, and Art History. Melnicky was hosted as an artist-in-residence at Vermont Studio Center, Otis College of Art and Design, The Ou Gallery, Studio H Canada, and LEÑA Artist Research & Residency. Her work has been exhibited at Silvermine Galleries (New Canaan, CT), The William Vale (Brooklyn, NY), The Queer Art Collective (Pawtucket, RI), and Art Gallery 118 (Brooklyn, NY).
  • Year Participated in Art Vancouver

  • Size

    34 x 55"
  • Weight (Lbs.)

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