The Hyper-real Tech Inspired Art of Edie Nadelhaft

Posted on April 15, 2017 by Erick Rios

Edie Nadelhaft's work is fun, deep and ultimately the type of art that you take your time consuming. The Manhattan based contemporary artist is known for her oil paintings as well as her sculpture. We framed a few pieces from her "Better Living Thru Chemistry" sculpture series. The frame was built using our signature black maple, floated over museum board using rice paste and Japanese paper and finished off with museum glass for clarity. They were purchased for the Ford Foundation collection.

A Piece from Edie Nadelhaft's Better Thru Chemistry series framed at Frames and Stretchers in the Lower East Side.

A Piece from Edie Nadelhaft's "Better Thru Chemistry" series framed at Frames and Stretchers in the Lower East Side.

Better Thru Chemistry is a series that humorously points out correlations between social media and direct to consumer marketed pharmaceuticals . In Edie's press statement she says, "the work pokes fun at the alternately amusing and depressing correlations between the two phenomena as both are enlisted to over - simplify the human condition and expedite contentment with a familiar recipe of instant gratification and seductive packaging." Better Thru Chemistry is just one series in which Edie explores the physical world and the human experience. In her series, "Flesh" she paints extremely detailed close ups based off of digital pictures taken of her hands, palms, and lips. She focuses on how the development of technology allows us to view details that are naked to the eye through a simple cell phone. In this way, our physical humanity is both more visible and also quickly fading in favor of a more digital imprint. 

A Piece from Edie Nadelhaft's Better Thru Chemistry series framed at Frames and Stretchers in the Lower East Side.

A piece from Edie Nadelhaft's "Better Thru Chemistry" series framed at Frames and Stretchers in the Lower East Side.

Edie has shown her work all over the United States at many art fairs and galleries. Her most recent show was at the Lyons Weir Gallery in New York. A few others are Postcards From The Edge-William Scott Gallery,  Surface Tensions - Lyons Weir Gallery Art Miami, The New York Affordable Art Fair - Art Star, and Summer Salon with Sikkema Jenkins. To find out more about Edie's work and upcoming exhibitions, check out her website. As always, you can see all of our completed projects on our Instagram and read more in depth on the blog. 

A Piece from Edie Nadelhaft's Flesh series framed at Frames and Stretchers in the Lower East Side.

A piece from Edie Nadelhaft's Flesh series.

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