Artist: Toni Nunn
Join us as Detroit artist Toni Nunn unveils STONED, a series of new works at the POST-HAB gallery!
Detroit artist Toni Nunn takes us on a journey of quiet contemplation of stone formations to psychedelic trips through fields of flowers via her amazing pencil and ink drawings. These small, monochromatic drawings with pops of bright, vibrant colors were inspired by collections of the 1960's and 1970's and reflect a love for nature and seeing the beauty in the simplest of all things.
"Drawing and graphite was always my first love and the methodical, meditative process helps connect me to my subject matter and my inner self" the artist explains. "Life and nature are similar concepts. Nature is the study of how life interacts within the circle of existence. When we take the time to examine the beauty of the world around us, we are able to see parallels within our own lives. One who is attuned with nature is attuned with the practice of living. All of nature moves in a spiral as do our personal lives. I find that it is important for me to spend time in nature to come back to my true self and become attuned to it's wisdom."
Born and raised in Detroit in the West Grand Boulevard area, Nunn graduated from Siena Heights University with a degree in Fine Arts for drawing and painting. Now hailing from the Heidelberg Project as the Executive Assistant of the Detroit based community organization, Toni is to be honored with a solo exhibition at the POST-HAB gallery in part of the Heidelberg Project's 30-year anniversary celebration.
STONED opens to the public with an open house mixer on Friday, May 20th at the Number House (3632 Heidelberg) from 5:30-8:30 PM. and is on view at the POST-HAB gallery inside the Number House through Sunday, July 17th. The POST-HAB gallery is open Friday through Sunday from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.