September 18, 2021

Herald Nix Joins TrépanierBaer

Herald Nix in the Viewing Room
On view until October 3, 2021

TrépanierBaer Gallery is pleased to announce the representation of Herald Nix.

Herald Nix is known primarily for his series of landscape paintings. These intimate works are small windows into the quiet and lush landscape of the North Okanagan region near Salmon Arm, British Columbia, where  Herald Nix  works and lives. He revisits the same locations – most often at the Shuswap Lake – and repeatedly depicts them. With each iteration, the artist interprets the topic anew, capturing the atmospheric subtleties of colour, light, shadow, weather, and the seasons. This gesture of repetition recalls Monet’s series Haystacks, and Cézanne’s repeated depictions of Mont Sainte-Victoire in southern France. Herald Nix’s landscape paintings also pay homage to such notable artists as Constable, Turner, and Tom Thomson, in their desire to capture the sublime and the ineffable beauty of nature.

Herald Nix also produces  magnificent abstract paintings that are painted on wood panels covered with  thin veils of fabric, creating textures suggestive of amorphous forms and movement.  These  mini-colour field paintings are distillations of the essence of landscape: its shape, light, colour and atmospheric conditions. Hypnotizing in their subtle beauty, these intimate works  lull the viewer  into  soulful contemplation.

These paintings are not to be missed!

Herald Nix is a visual artist and musician who was born and raised in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. He attended the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design). In July of 2021, his paintings were featured on PLATFORM, a digital gallery of art works selected in collaboration with David Zwirner Gallery and Wilding Cran Gallery.  Recent solo exhibitions of note include: Herald Nix: Paintings at Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); and Railroad Bridges and the Lights of Town, SAGA Public Art Gallery, Salmon Arm, BC (2012). In addition to his work as a visual artist, Herald Nix is an acclaimed musician who has performed throughout Canada and internationally.

Image Credit:

Untitled, 2018
Pigment, linen fabric, hide glue, shellac
14” x 11.5” – painting / 20.75” x 18” – framed
Private Collection