Lori Nix "The City"


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Since the mid-1990s, Lori Nix has been building tiny dioramas in her studio in Brooklyn which she then photographs with a large-format 8x10-inch camera. The monumental prints that are produced showcase the wondrous and obsessive care that goes into every minute detail of Nix's breathtakingly convincing miniatures.

For her newest body of work, "The City" [2005-2010], Nix has been constructing indoor, post-apocalyptic, urban scenes imagining what the city may look like when all of the humans are dead and gone. As critic, Sidney Lawrence, wrote in "Art in America": "The implications of Nix's tableaux never seem to stop. Oddly endearing, terrifying and often electrifyingly plausible, they prod us to ponder the fact that, like it or not, our fate is uncertain."

Due to the great pains the artist takes in attending to every last featuture of her constructions, some of the art works, such as her new masterpiece, "Map Room," require up to six months to realize. Thus, Nix's scenes are highly planned in advance, and her output notably small. ClampArt has been patiently waiting three years for the artist to produce enough work to mount a solo exhibition.



from November 04, 2010 to December 18, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-11-04 from 18:00 to 20:00


Lori Nix

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