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Taking Pictures (Grunewald), 2009 Archival Pigment Print Mounted On Aluminum 36 X 36 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and 65GRAND

3252 W North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
January 14th, 2011 - February 12th, 2011
Opening: January 14th, 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

West Loop/West Town
Fri-Sat 12-6

  • 65GRAND is pleased to present Nicholas Knight in his second exhibition with the gallery. The show is comprised of three bodies of photographic work that present the picture as a screen, surface, or chimera, and examine framing and being framed.

  • Knight's focus ranges from the digitizing and re-scaling of a museumgoer's experience with a work of art (Taking Pictures), to the beguiling language and unstable imagery appropriated from commercial advertising (Disclaimers), to self-referential works made by staging, photographing, and then painting over the elegant lines of a piece of wire (White Outs). The show is tied together by his piercing scrutiny of originality and reproduction, which leads Knight to the very core of photography's function, and helps him to underscore, and, in equal measure, undermine it.

  • By exposing both the concrete and speculative foundations of his work, Knight offers viewers a feast of materiality and meaning, inviting them to indulge in the technological mediations and aesthetic pleasures of this photographic smorgasbord - main course, desert course, discourse.

  • Nicholas Knight lives and works in New York City and earned his BFA in Fine Arts and BA in History and Philosophy of Science from Indiana University. He has had solo exhibitions at Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, and Eugene Binder, Marfa, Texas. In summer of 2009 he curated the group show "Rubber Sheets" at C.R.E.A.M. Projects in Brooklyn, New York.