Art journal Squarecylinder has included, on its excellent Best of 2016″ list, Nancy Toomey Fine Art’s exhibition Miya Ando: Atmosphere curated by Michelle Bello.

Miya Ando’s new work Light Blue Silver Mandala is currently in Nancy Toomey Fine Art’s show Winter on view through January 28 at Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street in San Francisco.


Best of 2016


Miya Ando @ Nancy Toomey 

These paintings on steel and fabric of dusky sunsets and shimmering moonrises turn what are normally (at least in painting) static events into animate fields whose reflective and refractive surfaces issue a kaleidoscopic montage of shifting colors.  They mimic the way the sun changes the “temperature” of light, obscuring the true color of everything it strikes.  By synthesizing that phenomenon, Ando enables us to enact it at our own pace, transforming what begins as a mere visual sensation into something approximating a ontological quest. Read more…

Link – – “Best of 2016”