Current Location:
Lake Huron Hall -> 2nd Floor (LHH)
Location Notes:
LHH; 2nd Floor; Left of Room 210

Out of the Blue into the Black

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.16.4
Artist:
Nuel Friend
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Concrete Trowel Patch and Oil Paint on Wood Panel
Date:
2019
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 18" Width: 24" Depth: 1"
Description:
Abstract landscape painting on board. Top half of the painting is dark, almost black while the lower half is brighter with yellows and reds with brown overtones. The center between the two halves has areas of white.
Historical Context:
Nuel Friend is a local artist working and living in Grand Rapids. On this work he states: “In ‘Out of the Blue, Into the Black,’ I wanted to emphasize the void. Specifically, a transition into the void. I wanted the viewer to be drenched in emptiness. The title is a line from Neil Young’s 1979 song, ‘Hey Hey, My My’ – Nuel Friend