Nahcotta is thrilled to present our first shared exhibition of artists Alex Warnick and Lily Seika Jones, on view from October 4 through October 27. The opening reception on Friday, October 4, from 5-7 PM.
Warnick, an avid ornithophile, has had a long-standing love affair with winged creatures, both large and small. In hyper realistic acrylic and watercolor renderings, she portrays Northern cardinals, Carolina wrens, Eastern Meadowlark, and many more of the feathered variety, each of them painted with painstaking beauty and precision, evocative of John James Audubon’s Birds of America. Meanwhile, Jones’s work may be similarly imbued with a resonant fascination with birds, but she takes such reverence to a much more fantastical, enchanting, magical place. In her watercolors, a white wolf rests beneath an otherworldly tree, masks hanging from its branches, falcons swarm together to create a single mass of bodies and limbs, a boggy forest throbs with a sense of simmering sorcery and chance.