NEWPORT, R.I. – New York photographer Lori Nix and her acclaimed series, The City, will be on exhibit at Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery on the campus of Salve Regina University from March 22 to April 18.
Free and open to the public, the exhibit will feature an opening reception and lecture with Nix on Thursday, March 29 at the Gallery, located in Antone Academic Center on the corner of Lawrence and Leroy avenues. The public is invited to the reception, which will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Gallery, and the lecture, which will begin at 6 p.m. in the adjacent DiStefano Lecture Hall.
This exhibition was made possible with the help of the artist’s gallery, Clamp Art, New York.
Through the fabrication and documentation of elaborate architectural dioramas Nix reimagines the city post-civilization. In each of her color prints she draws us into a visually dynamic dystopia, a painstakingly crafted, tabletop model of a familiar yet fictional place transformed by abandonment and decay. For Nix, laundromats, theatres, libraries and museums all stand together defeated, as waning monuments to a culture lost.
Nix lives and works in Brooklyn, and she has received several photography awards, including grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council and a residency at Light Work in Syracuse, N.Y.
She has exhibited at the California Museum of Photography, Diverse Works, Houston; G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle; Miller Block Gallery, Boston; Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles; Clamp Art, New York City; White Columns, New York City; SF Camerawork; and the Houston Center for Photography.
In the fall of 2002, Light Work published a monograph to coincide with an exhibition of her work. Museum exhibitions include “Fresh! Contemporary Takes on Nature and Allegory” at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington; “Picturing Eden” and “Vital Signs” at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York; Katonah Museum of Art’s “I Love the Burbs” in Katonah, New York; and “Innocence” at the New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, Connecticut.
The Hamilton Gallery is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy avenues. Its exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays.