oil on canvas, 30"x40", 2014

Manatee Swing, oil on canvas, 48x60, 2015 by Nedret Andre

Manatee Swing
oil on canvas, 48"x60", 2015

Found, oil on canvas, 36x40, 2015 by Nedret Andre

oil on canvas, 36" x 40", 2015

Art Exhibition



November 4 - December 15, 2015
Howard Thurman Center at Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Lower Level

Reception with the Artist: November 4, 2015, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Gallery Hours: M-T 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., F 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed on Weekends and Thanksgiving

Becoming Ocean by Nedret Andre Oil on Canvas 18x90 2014

Becoming Ocean, oil on canvas, 18"x90", 2014

Artist Statement

Nedret Andre"My fascination with seagrass habitats began last year when I stumbled on a book by Fred Short called Seagrass. The cover of the book had a photo of a cute green sea turtle swimming on seagrass. I discovered that seventy percent of marine life depend on seagrass, that it is vital to the survival of endangered marine life.

The interconnectedness of a vast number of species sheltered, fed and protected by seagrass habitats is an inspiration for my abstract landscapes. My work suggest clues to seagrass habitats, for example in "Manatee Swing" architectural elements move throughout the painting almost as floating walls yet are made of textile like pattern. An empty swing sits in center panel of the tryptic with textural stamps of seagrass imprinted on the surface of the canvas. I try to imagine what play might mean for the endangered Manatee's that live within seagrass beds.

Color, mark making and patterns play an important roles in my paintings. In
"Becoming Ocean" I merge both a macro and a micro views so we are never sure if we are in the water or above. I use saturated and soft colors evoke sensations of something familiar, of home, nature, and water. I intend to bring the viewers attention to the importance of sea grass globally in the survival of endangered marine sea life. -- Nedret Andre"


Future Farming, oil on canvas, 28x78, 2015 by Nedret Andre

Future Farming, oil on canvas, 28"x78", 2015

Co-presented with the Howard Thurman Center at Boston University