Knock Twice

Kole Nichols

Knock Twice is an exhibition of new paintings and etchings by Kole Nichols that explore physical architectural thresholds as metaphorical representations of a psychological and emotional journey of transition. Through gates, windows, and doors, there is offered a tangible sense of passage and transformation through the framework of a built environment. These liminal structures at once present potential pathways, as well as obstacles to ones’s journey.

Accompanying the work is a musical score composed and produced by artist Terrence Wimberly. Through the combination of field, and vocal recordings, as well as digital, and analogue instruments, the work yields a seven track, twenty-seven-minute journey. The composition’s recurring musical motifs swell, wax, and wane, merging each track with the last, reflecting a sense of its transient and surreal nature as it projects a potential space that resides beyond physical thresholds.

Kole Nichols

Kole Nichols, Morning Sun, 2024, Acrylic, gel medium, and etched lines on canvas, 29 x 33 in

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Kole Nichols (B. 1998) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work often utilizes the languages of printmaking, drawing, painting, and sculpture as an expanded approach to art-making in order to navigate their conceptual interests. Nichols was born and raised in Alabama where he attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham (BFA) and later The University of Alabama where he received his MFA. Nichols currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia where he works as an artist and educator. Recent exhibitions in which they have been featured include a solo show at the Wiregrass Museum of Art (2023), The Gadsden Museum of Art (2023), Hawkins Headquarters (2023) and Monaco (2023). Their work has also been included in recent group shows at Wavelength Space (2023), The Shelby County Arts Council (2023), and Whitespace (2022).

Terrence Wimberly (B. 1997) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice manifests itself in the form of music, performance, illustration, and design. Originally from Colorado, Wimberly attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where they received a BFA with a focus in drawing & painting. He currently works as a graphic designer, residing in Atlanta, Georgia.