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Nina Friday


  • Majestic Cafe 4140 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI, 48201 United States (map)

Inspired by depression era photographs, film noir and images from her sweetly twisted subconscious, artist Nina Friday paints an ambiance, whose time and place is left to the viewers’ digression.  This world is filled with large eyed vixens, dime store hustlers and street children with sinister smiles sheltered in an ominous sepia toned veil.  These wolves in sheep clothing are painted with an elegant facade, everyday folks aspiring to look their best, but what are they suppressing? a secret or just a hardened soul.  Peeping at her nostalgic entities, one gets the sense that these are people that you shouldn’t turn your back on and you sure don’t want to bump into any of them in a darkened alley, unless you’re looking for a good time.  As a medium, Nina uses acrylic paint on wood panels which is then distressed and finally mounted in a hand painted found or a vintage frame to compliment each piece.  Nina Friday is a self taught artist from St. Petersburg, Russia, whose works can be found in galleries across the world including the Alcove Gallery in Atlanta, Saints and Sinners in Baltimore, River's Edge in Wyandotte, Michigan and Delilah's in Chicago, Kayo gallery in SLC, Strychnin gallery in Berlin, Germany

Earlier Event: March 4
Idols and Icons
Later Event: October 27
Emergence Convergence