2018 FEBRUARY EXHIBIT
Nick Peña is a Memphis-based MFA with an extensive exhibition record and numerous honors and publications, including two features in New American Paintings. Peña’s work handles the history of landscape painting as it relates to The American Dream. His recent explorations push past traditional use of media, manipulating the usually-peripheral mat to create negative-space depictions of romanticized landscapes. The digitally cut silhouettes bear as much meaning as his application of paint, serving both to veil and to delineate his subject matter.