Nicolas Party: Color Porn at the Hirshhorn

Nicolas Party is one of my favorite contemporary artists. I have enjoyed watching his career grow and am so excited that he is exhibiting right in Washington DC at the Hirshhorn.

I feel very connected to his use of pastel colors, or what I call color porn.

This installation in particular is extremely meditative. The landscapes take me to another dimension, one very similar to what I see during certain yoga nidras and reiki meditations….

A visit is highly recommended.



JUN 07–OCT 01, 2017

On view June 7 through October 1, 2017 

Sunrises and sunsets are among the few moments in the day when we are reminded that the universe is vast and its measure of time infinite. This perspective, when viewed within a landscape, allows viewers a retreat from the comparatively trivial motions of daily life. By creating a new monumental mural comprised of such landscapes—some borrowed from the genre’s historical repertoire, others culled from his imagination—New York–based Swiss artist Nicolas Party encourages viewers to step back from these frenzied times and occupy a far more expansive position. Covering the entire Third Level inner-circle gallery, this site-specific commission takes advantage of the Hirshhorn’s distinctive circular architecture, a form uniquely suited for such immersive and surreal environments.

Curated by Stéphane Aquin, Chief Curator with curatorial assistance from Sandy Guttman.

Photograph of me at Nicolas Party’s Hirshhorn exhibit by    Donnie Gerald

Photograph of me at Nicolas Party’s Hirshhorn exhibit by Donnie Gerald