Nate Ethier’s work has been shown at Minus Space, NY; Geoffery Young Gallery, MA; Nancy Margois Gallery, NY; The Boiler/Pierogi Gallery, NY; Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY; and at institutes such as the Boston University Gallery, MA; Georgia Southern Univeristy, GA. He is a recipient of the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Award and was nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. Ethier is originally from Providence, Rhode Island, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Drawing on traditions of twentieth century formalism and hardedge abstraction, Nate Ethier’s flamboyant geometric abstractions celebrate both the bucolic and the post-industrial world. The exchange of interchangeable modular structures through synchronicity and symmetry is the bedrock of the work, while rock and roll, the rolling surf, and poetry whisper in the background. Creating compositions that allow for the optical emphasis to alternate and reverberate with unequivocal intensity and grace, the mechanics of Ethier’s paintings function as perpetual, philosophical, and visual motion machines.