My Cross To Bear is a collection of 14 all new collage-based art pieces by Portland-based graphic designer and online personality, Nubby Twiglet. After a three year hiatus from art, Nubby’s return is most notably marked by an abundance of black and white pieces which feature motifs bearing her trademark graphic style.
A visual continuation of the acclaimed 2007 series Black & White Graphic Insight, My Cross to Bear presents a more refined artistic direction, featuring typographic elements seamlessly woven with fashion magazine mash-ups. These themes are often merged with self-portraits to create a modern collage style that walks a fine line between graphic design and fine art.
On the surface, My Cross To Bear is an homage to the symbolism of the red cross which often plays a starring role in Nubby’s design work. On a deeper level, it also delves into the transformation that takes place when a shift from obscurity to notoriety begins to take hold. With much of our lives now splashed across digital mediums without a second thought, the line between what we consider our private and public selves is consistently blurred. In this evolving social landscape, nothing is considered sacred. This is our cross to bear.
Each piece of art is a Nubbytwiglet.com original and will be available exclusively at Sequential Art Gallery beginning December 1, 2011.
First Thursday, Dec. 1 6-10pm
Open Thursdays 3-7pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, or by appointment
Show closes Thursday Dec. 29