Nick George: THE CROSSOVER

Nick George: The Crossover
10th December 2021
Mitochondria Gallery
2101 Winter Street
Houston, TX 77007

The Crossover surveys the intricacies associated with pursuing our dreams. It tells stories of migration, mental exhaustion, isolation, healing, courage, and acceptance.

Former professional basketball player turned artist, Nick George, presents these stories in collage of artworks that take us on a journey through challenging life phases from adolescence to adulthood. The Crossover is an expansion of his unique and identifiable style that contains elements of pop art and neo-expressionism.

THE ARRIVAL
33 X 44 in
Acrylic, oil pastel, and collage on paper 2021

The title of the show is named after a basketball move called “the crossover.” The crossover move is a way of faking out other basketball players by rapidly switching the ball from one hand to the other and changing direction of travel. I feel as though I have crossed over in life. I have spent a long time in the world of sports and finally found the right moment to change direction in order to create a new opportunity. -Nick George

Nick employs a variety of mediums to create the works in his first solo exhibition. Using acrylics, pastels, pencils and more, the artist builds layers of imagery that immerse the viewer into his world. Layered on the facial structure of his subjects are notes, logograms, pictograms, and characters.

CAPIROTE 23 X 33 in Acrylic, oil pastel, and collage on paper 2021

He expands beyond portraiture for the first time to explore figurines and colors in his backgrounds.
This body of work is also a study of the Black experience living in America and Europe from a
professional athlete’s perspective.

This concept is explored in several of his works and very specifically in “Capirote.” The Crossover takes us on a journey of doubt, hope, valor, and restoration. The exhibition is an examination of what is expected from us based on our past, and the courage to go in a different direction.

ACCUMULATING
FURTHER STRENGTH
22 X 27 in
Acrylic, oil pastel, and collage on paper 2021

Nick George: The Crossover
10th December 2021
Mitochondria Gallery
2101 Winter Street
Houston, TX 77007

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©2021 Nick George, Mitochondria Gallery

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