Post-apocalyptic world by Lori Nix. The City at Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver. May 3rd – 17th 2014. Opening reception: Saturday, May 3rd from 2-4 pm, Upper floor.
Lori Nix meticulously constructs three-dimensional miniature dioramas by hand and captures her images using a large-format film camera. These scenes of an imagined post-apocalyptic world are infused with dark humour and irony. Through the photographic process, the fictional scene is transformed into a surreal space, where scale, perspective and the document of the photograph create a tension between the material reality of the scene and the impossibility of the depicted narrative.
“The photographs I create do not reflect the tradition of the grand idyllic landscape. Rather than showing the beautiful or heroic vista, I look to the darker corners of life. I am interested in the forces of entropy, in the ruins left in the wake of human portents of grandeur.”
Nix was born in Norton, Kansas. She earned her MFA in Photography from Ohio University and her BFA in Photography and Ceramics from Truman State University. She has been awarded grants by the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. Nix lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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