Brooklyn-based artist Lori Nix considers herself a “faux landscape” photographer. Heavily influenced by extreme weather and disaster films, Nix creates intricate dioramas by hand that she then photographs with a large-format 8×10 film camera. In her latest body of work, The City, Nix imagines a post-apocalyptic world devoid of human inhabitants. The exhibition features large-scale photographs of urban settings–museums, classrooms, bars, and laundromats among others–in varying states of decay being slowly reclaimed by Mother Nature. These strikingly eerie images bring to mind everything from Logan’s Run to present day Detroit and give viewers a glimpse of a possible future.
About the artist
Lori Nix has exhibited her work extensively throughout the United States with solo exhibitions at CEPA Gallery, MIT, White Columns, and Light Work among others. Her work has also been included in a long list of group exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, and Canada and she has been featured in many publications including Art in America, Popular Photography, the New York Times, and Contact Sheet. Her work is also included in a number of prestigious collections such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the George Eastman House Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.