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Exhibition Detail
Dividing Line: Photography by Christopher Nickel @ SLATE contemporary
Curated by: Danielle Fox
4770 Telegraph Ave (@48th)
Oakland, CA 94609


July 1st, 2011 - July 30th, 2011
Opening: 
July 1st, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Untitled Horizon (Horizon 8), Christopher NickelChristopher Nickel, Untitled Horizon (Horizon 8),
2009, Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum, 32 x 40
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Christopher Nickel is fascinated by the powerful constructive and deconstructive forces of both man and nature. His imagery often juxtaposes man’s urge to build and control, with nature’s inevitable erosive transformation of the built environment. In so doing, these images of course also beg the question of whether man’s creations are improvements or a destruction of nature’s own creations.

In his Horizons series, Nickel focuses on the power of the horizon line both as metaphor for the moment where two disparate elements adjoin, and as a powerful formal anchor that yields an image that is both abstract and specific. Using scale, texture, composition, and light, Nickel renders images of nothing (often just empty spaces) as emotional and monumental.

Nickel received his BFA in photography from California College of the Arts.  He has had solo exhibitions at MG Gallery, Kuhl Art, Savabida Art Space, and SLATE contemporary. His work received ‘Honorable Mention’ at V Center for Fine Art Photography in Forth Collins, Colorado, and ‘Best in Show’ at Millard Sheets Center for the Arts in Pomona, California.

Exhibition Dates:
Thursday June 30th–Saturday, July 30th

Artist Reception:
Friday, July 1st, 6–9pm

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Thursday, Friday & Saturday 12–5pm
Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment


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