The City is pleased to share that the artist exhibiting their work during Winter Nights, City Lights this year is Nate Nettleton and his work Epiphany. The work will be exhibited from now until January 31, 2024 in Esplanade Park, Pickering.

Epiphany by Nate Nettleton, 2023

About the Artwork

Epiphany is an eye catching, interactive artwork consisting of a rotating tower of 6 large disco balls, encased in a 9’ x 3’ illuminated, multi-coloured acrylic prism.

The focal point of the work is the illuminated disco ball – an object symbolically representative of celebration, endlessly rotating in a beacon of colour. The piece creates a space where the audience is immersed “within” the artwork - thousands of colourful lights dancing across surrounding surfaces, activating the space, and creating an interactive environment outside of the physical artwork itself. This artwork is meant to create joy, hope and optimism – encouraging exploration and interaction from it’s viewers.

The various multi-coloured acrylic panels produce a full spectrum of colour, dependent upon the amount, type, and direction of light, as well as the angle in which the sculpture is viewed. This allows the viewer to experience the artwork in a different way from various locations, as well as at different times of day.

About the Artist

Nate Nettleton

Nate Nettleton is a visual artist exploring possibility, progress, and the importance of simplicity through abstract sculpture.

Nates artworks are held in public and private collections across Canada, the United States, and the UK.  His artworks have been featured in Canadian and American art publications, exhibited at various galleries across North America, and are represented by Wallspace Gallery and Liz Lidgett Gallery.

To learn more, visit Nate’s website.

 This project is sponsored by

Ontario Power Generation