Talking Points: Nicole Dyer

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Nicole Dyer

Like the 14th-century Dutch still-life painters who depicted tabletops piled high with edible symbols of wealth, power, and mortality, Dyer, a 2013 BFA graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, compulsively catalogs the objects that attract their attention with the allure of satiety and wholeness and packs them into dense tableaus of excess. –BMoreArt

Explore more work by Nicole Dyer here.

Still Life by Nicole Dyer

My Pantry
, 2018, 
Acrylic, ink, paper, tape, puffy paint, candle, cardboard, paper mache, marker, glitter, and assorted objects on canvas with Acrylic, ink, and paper mache on cardboard
, 72” x 60” canvas, 14” x 6” x 9” boxes

Still Life by Nicole Dyer

Ladies, Ladies, Ladies, 2018 Acrylic, ink, collage, and ceramic on canvas 16” x 12”

Questions to Ask Children

Describe what you see in the paintings.

How does it make you feel?

What do you think the artist is trying to say with this work?

Describe the colour palette. How does the colour effect the mood of the painting?

If you were to include some of your favourite books in a still life painting, what would they be? Why?

Cupcake Sculpture by Nicole Dyer
Cake Sculpture by Nicole Dyer
Cake Slice Sculpture by Nicole Dyer

Questions to Ask Children

Describe what you see.

How does it make you feel?

What materials do you think were used to make these food sculptures?

Which sculpture is your favourite? Why?

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