January 11 – February 2, 2020
Nicholas Battis

Court Tree Collective is proud to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Brooklyn-based painter Nicholas Battis. This exhibition titled Threads is an exploration between the natural world and our technological age of the interconnectedness experience.

Press Release

Nicholas Battis deftly balances spontaneity with an analytical approach in his work. His paintings are process-oriented, problem-solving exercises where he deliberately preserves the marks that represent the history of this creative struggle, oftentimes removing layers to reveal what’s underneath. These recent paintings reference our natural world and our technological age of interconnectedness experienced through the Web, social media, and virtual reality.

The title of the exhibition “Threads” refers both to the title of one of the major works in the exhibition, and to the many ‘threads’ of exploration that the artist investigates such as geometry, paint phenomena, and compositions that vacillate between landscape forms and patterns. Lastly, it refers to the structure of the paintings which incorporates overlapping forms, lines, and drips that allude to a woven tapestry, a metaphor for our complex world of information.

Please email for available works for this exhibtion. ︎

Court Tree Collective was established in 2013 by a group of artists and creatives with the primary purpose of representing and supporting the work of emerging and established contemporary artists. Since its opening Court Tree Collective has been a staple to south Brooklyn’s emerging art scene and in a short time has exhibited a number of important exhibitions. In addition they have curated a number of exhibitions at satellite locations throughout the states and abroad.

We are a family-run art gallery specializing in emerging artists to offer a unique and intimate experience for art enthusiasts. Court Tree Collective showcases outsider art, which often defies traditional artistic conventions, alongside works by up-and-coming artists to add depth and diversity to the gallery's offerings. Visitors can expect to encounter raw, authentic expressions of creativity that challenge perceptions and ignite curiosity. By nurturing rising talent and championing unconventional voices, the gallery plays a vital role in fostering a vibrant and inclusive art community.

Our gallery is curated by artists for artists, which fosters a dynamic and supportive environment where creative visionaries can thrive. With firsthand understanding of the artistic process, the curators can showcase works that resonate deeply with both artists and audiences. This curated space celebrates diversity, innovation, and experimentation; it provides a platform for emerging and established artists to connect, collaborate, and showcase their talents. By upholding a community-driven approach to curation, the gallery becomes a vibrant hub for inspiration, dialogue, and artistic exchange.︎



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