Anaphoric Fractures: Nicole Aptekar & Tilde Thurium

an abstract sculpture with layers of black laser cut paper nestled around a gold and purple architectural painting.
The night itself, cracked wide open.


UPDATE: Join us for a closing reception Saturday September 3 from 6-9pm.

EV Gallery is excited to present Anaphoric Fractures, a collaborative exhibition of new works of layered paper and acrylic painting by Nicole Aptekar and Tilde Thurium. Anaphoric Fractures opens August 5th with a public reception from 6-9 pm and runs through September 3rd, 2022.

Nicole creates portals into a dark world, described with monochromatic paper and extruded out into three dimensional space. Tilde works in riotous colors, creating shape, line and texture that feel animated and alive. This unlikely coupling of materials and styles: chaotic, watercolor-esque palettes contrasting against precision cut edges and structures marks the evidence of an ongoing conversation.

Nicole and Tilde have been quiet collaborators for a decade, working with and supporting each other’s practices. Their shared understanding of how the other’s pieces come together led them to start experimenting with collaboratively authored work in 2018. Anaphoric Fractures four years later, is the result of that artistic dialog. Acrylic paintings are nestled deep inside layers of laser cut sculpted paper, with shapes and lines often transcending one medium and finding their way into the other. The visible, tangible material borders in these works only showcase further the juxtaposition between Nicole’s minimal, digital sensibilities and Tilde’s organic, maximalist radiance.

Nicole Aptekar lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. This is her second show with the gallery. Her work has previously been exhibited in New York, California, and Vancouver.

Tilde Thurium is based in San Francisco, California. In addition to painting, they produce experiential art events. Their previous works have been shown at the San Francisco Institute of Possibility.

Visiting hours are Saturdays 1-5 pm, and all other times by appointment. Email to set up an appointment. Requests for purchasing works can be made in person at the gallery, or via email.