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Jinx Nolan: Life on Mars and Other Phenomena
August 6th - 27th, 2011
Artist's Reception: Thursday, August 11th, 6:00-8:00pm


In her paintings, Australian-born Jinx Nolan draws from a well of images, impressions, and dreams. What results is a unique vision and a broad world view. Her paintings reflect her own understanding of subjects such as poetry, politics, and the environment.

"My work is influenced by the Australian landscape. Even though I left the country when I was twelve, my memory of that vast space is often set off by quite unassociated things. A trip to Central Australia with my parents when I was eight, revealed to me the physical impact of the earth. Hence my art, as a result, often has as subject the pull between man and the universe.

"The paintings in this exhibition have developed from my reactions to occurrences in the world, or my own imagined ones.

"Life on Mars is, of course, a supposition. If there is life, how does it look? What do the inhabitants look like? I try to imagine them.

"The two fiery landscapes evolved from volcanic eruptions in Iceland. I try to imagination the combination of ice and fire.

"In the two, 'portraits,' two heads, I tried to understand feelings I had when a young man in Arizona went on a deadly shooting spree. He was obviously very disturbed, yet had been an innocent child at one time. Hence Fallen Angel. In the more crazy depiction of him, I tried to imagine the whirling state of his mind and how he may have seen a distorted sun spinning over his head.

"The last painting is a reference to a poem about exile called I Am There, by the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. 'I have a mother and a house with many windows, I have brothers, friends and a prison...' I am not in exile of course but can relate to missing my country of birth; the gum trees, the beaches, the people, the place of my youth. Australia, where I no longer live."
- Jinx Nolan


Cyclone on Mars
Mixed media on porcelain tile
24" x 24"
Photo credit: Dean Powell


Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel
Mixed media on porcelain tile
24" x 24"


falling
Off the Grid
Mixed media on porcelain tile
24" x 24"


Life on Mars with Apartment Shells
Habitation on Mars
Mixed media on porcelain tile
24" x 24"
Photo credit: Dean Powell


Summer Fires
Summer Fires
Mixed media on porcelain tile
24" x 24"


Life on Mars with Cargo and Butterflies
Butterflies and Hot Shell Balloon
Mixed media on porcelain tile
Photo credit: Dean Powell 24" x 24"


Life on Mars
Mars Inhabitants
Mixed media on porcelain tile
24" x 24"


Volcanic Iceland I
Volcano and Ice
Mixed media on porcelain tile
24" x 24"
Photo credit: Dean Powell


Volcanic Iceland II
Fire and Ice
Mixed media on porcelain tile
24" x 24"


Ice and Floating Cloth on Mars
Ice and Floating Cloth on Mars
Mixed media on porcelain tile
24" x 24"



I have a mother and a house with many windows...
From a poem by Mahmoud Darwish
Mixed media on porcelain tile
24" x 24"
Photo credit: Dean Powell

For additional information about the exhibit, please contact Mobilia Gallery by phone at
617-876-2109 or by email at mobiliaart@verizon.net

MOBILIA GALLERY

Mobilia Gallery
358 Huron Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-876-2109
mobilia-gallery.com