The Old and the New: A Retrospective

Works by Aina Nergaard-Nammack

April 2, 2021 - May 2, 2021

Corkran Gallery

 

Artist Statement

“For each force there is a reciprocal force, and for me, this means that one part of a painting triggers an idea for the rest of the painting. I have a primary image in my mind which develops into the rest of the picture field. I have to work actively on the field and move the brush according to what I feel, imagining forms and colors that will be in equilibrium on the canvas.  I consider myself a colorist working with abstract forms, both on my representational and nonrepresentational work. The important thing for me is to arrange these forms in the pictorial field to achieve a balanced composition. I always think of the whole and not the parts. I balance all relationships as they are developed and intuitively search for a complete image. My forms will flow as part of a rhythmical interplay. The result is a vibrant, balanced composition. My art is doing. When I first began painting, my work was representational, including landscapes, white stucco buildings with red tile roofs, and human figures. Gradually, I moved toward nonrepresentational works. And more recently, I am returning to semi-representational work inspired from memories of my youth.”

Biography

The year 2020 marks Aina’s 90th birthday and this retrospective will reflect a large collection of work, painted during different periods of her life, spanning decades. During that time, her style has fluctuated between representational and nonrepresentational. This exhibit illustrates her different approaches over the years and will include her first painting, a still life, painted at the age of twelve. This exhibition will also include abstracts using acrylic gesso to achieve different textures; monochrome paintings of figures on a background of a complementary color; elongated figures created by pouring acrylic paint and using different tools to direct and mix the colors on a board; vivid patterns with large brush strokes inspired by classical music pieces; and more recent semi-representational works on smaller canvases.

Image: #1043 “Division” diptych, acrylic on canvas by Aina Nergaard-Nammack

 


Dulles Airport
Acrylic on Canvas
circa 1975
$995
36″ x 48″


Sitting Figure
Acrylic on canvas
circa 1980
$1,100
32″ x 26″


Last Supper
Acrylic on canvas
circa 1980
$1,400
34″ x 43″


Doors
Acrylic on Wood
circa 1980
$800
24″ x 30″


Girls and Doves
Acrylic on Canvas
circa 1991
$1,200
30″ x 30″


White Village #10
Acrylic on Canvas
2000
$760
20″ x 30″


Roofs #11
Acrylic on Canvas
2001
$870
16″ x 38″


Granada #4
Acrylic on Canvas
2001
$700
16″ x 30″


Roofs in Segovia #1
Acrylic on Canvas
 2003
$480
16″ x 16″

From Dewey
Acrylic on Canvas
2005
$1,200
16″ x 30″


Three in One
Acrylic on Canvas
circa 2005
$970
40″ x 16″


Three and Two
Acrylic on Canvas
2006
$795
20″ x 24″


Tall Trees #1
Acrylic on Canvas
2006
$920
36″ x 20″


Tall Trees #2
Acrylic on Canvas
2006
$920
36″ x 20″


Division
Acrylic on Canvas
2006
$1,200
30″ x 30″


White Village #53
Acrylic on Canvas
2007
$300
10″ x 10″


White Village #57
Acrylic on Canvas
2007
$300
10″ x 10″


Yellow Window
Acrylic on Canvas
2008
$850
24″ x 24″


White Bungalow #2
Acrylic on Canvas
2008
$480
16″ x 16″


Orange on Orange
Acrylic on Canvas
2008
$880
36″ x 16″

Red Triangle
Acrylic on Canvas
2008
$1,100
30″ x 30″


Cathedral #8
Acrylic on Canvas
2010
$980
30″ x 20″


Cathedral #12
Acrylic on Canvas
2010
$760
24″ x 18″

Jules Massenet, Meditation from Thais
Acrylic on Canvas
2013
$890
24″ x 24″

Flamenco, Seguidilla
Acrylic on Canvas
2013
$300
10″ x 10″


Flamenco, Fandanguillo
Acrylic on Canvas
2013
$300
10″ x 10″


Two Rocks
Acrylic on Canvas
2016
$915
24″ x 24″


Edward Grieg, Morning Mood
Acrylic on Canvas
2016
$890
24″ x 24″


Olive Trees
Acrylic on Canvas
2019
$950
24″ x 24″


Blue Trees
Acrylic on Canvas
2019
$895
20″ x 20″

Autumn
Acrylic on Canvas
2019
$895
20″ x 20″


Winter Dunes
Acrylic on Canvas
2019
$895
20″ x 20″


White Figures
Acrylic on Canvas
2020
$895
20″ x 20″


Broken City
Acrylic on Canvas
2020
$895
20″ x 20″


Three Circles
Acrylic on Canvas
2020
$895
20″ x 20″


Three White Figures
Acrylic on Canvas
2020
$895
20″ x 20″