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Watchlist Artist: Liz Nielsen

Benrimon Contemporary is pleased to announce 'Tiger Teeth: Red Light' , Liz Nielsen’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition features an entirely new body of unique photographic work referred to as “compositions.”

Tiger Teeth: Red Light will be on view at the gallery from March 9 through April 20, 2013 with the opening reception from 6 to 8 pm on Saturday, March 9. For Nielsen, photography is sculpture, painting, drawing, math and science. It is the voice she uses to invent and test ideas, to present connections of thought, creations and visions.

Nielsen’s presentations and inventions turn the outer world inward, making one world into two and interchanges the subjective with the objective. 

(text source: Benrimon Contemporary)

Liz NielsenComposition: Tiger Teeth, 2013,  Unique Chromogenic Photograph,  50 x 40 inches  Inv. 0842;  Courtesy of the Artist and Benrimon Contemporary, New York

 

More on Liz Nielsen (b. 1975, Wisconsin, USA)

Liz Nielsen’s unique photographic works draw from a number of different experiments and experiences. The influence of Ellsworth Kelly and color field painters are inherent in her practice as are collage and varying urban landscapes. In her most recent body of work which she refers to as “compositions,” Nielsen created unique chromogenic prints by cutting colored gels, placing them onto glass slides in various arrangements and then using that as the negative. She then enters the darkroom in blindness to experiment with time and exposure. The effect is both organic, playful, and intuitive.

Nielsen’s presentations and inventions turn the outer world inward, making one world into two and interchanges the subjective with the objective. She layers and intersects shapes, lines, and colors that are found in both created and pre-existing landscapes; each revealing connections that may otherwise go unnoticed. Inwardly, these images, places and spaces fall flat and locations become ambiguous. Time exists outside of the frame.

(text source: Benrimon Contemporary)

Education: MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004. BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2002. BA, Seattle University, Philosophy and Spanish, 1998.

 

For further information...(ArtSlant Profile) (Artist's Website) (Galleries: Benrimon Contemporary, LVL3 Gallery)

(Image on top: Liz Nielsen, Movie Theater, 2013, Unique Chromogenic Photograph, 40 x 30 inches Inv. 0839; Courtesy of the Artist and Benrimon Contemporary, New York)


Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 3/13/13 | tags: digital photography






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