‘Unicorns are Real’, an intriguing solo exhibition by British artist Nicole Wassall, opens at Fiumano Clase 15th September and runs until 20th October 2023. The exhibition explores ideas of belief by looking at myth, science, spirituality, superstition, environmental concerns, feminism, magic, and absurdity.
Wassall’s thought-provoking approach combines techniques such as etching, sculpting, and the ancient art of water gilding, with materials such as gold, semi- precious stones, wax, wires, and even a handkerchief.
The phrase ‘the medium is the message’, coined in 1967 by Canadian communication theorist Marshall McLuhan, is certainly true of Wassall’s art. The significance of each work is uniquely tied to the materials used. As she masters techniques new to her, she embraces and celebrates the interesting, and at times curious, outcomes.
Nicole Wassall: Unicorns are Real press release