Brad Nelson

In the series A Relationship With The Sun, I combine the traditions of still life and en plein air painting to better understand the greater context of the domestic space in which I live and work. I am interested in aligning my painting practice with elements that are outside of my control in order to feel more connected to aspects of my daily life. To illuminate the objects in the paintings, I rely only on direct sunlight that streams in through the windows of my house, and therefore relinquish control of an integral part of the painting process. I work at times that are dictated by the predictable path of the sun across our sky, and consider how the floor plan of my house, placement of windows, and natural elements that surround determine where, when, and for how long the painting sessions will occur. I find subject matter during the daily routines and rhythms of my family, and the roundness of the chosen objects when seen from above reflect the circular nature of the sun’s orbit, a compass, and the process of ritual in general. - Brad Nelson

On view through August 11th at Room 68 Wellfleet

313 Main Street 

Halved Garlic Head Quick shop
Squeezed Lime #2 Quick shop
Greenpoint Quick shop
Ramekin Quick shop

Brad Nelson

Ramekin

$1,100.00

Negroni Quick shop

Brad Nelson

Negroni

$1,100.00

Halved Red Pepper Quick shop
Bowl Quick shop

Brad Nelson

Bowl

$1,100.00