Kelsey Nicholson: Continuous by Nature

September 6 – October 11, 2003

As part of our ongoing series of exhibitions located in our backroom space, Traywick Gallery is pleased to announce a project featuring a new installation by Kelsey Nicholson. The exhibition opens September 6th, continues through October 11th, 2003 and will run concurrently with Ken Fandell: More Oscillations Between Infinity and Proximity (girlfriends, sneakers, basketball, pizza, martinis, the sky, transcendence and my place in the cosmos). There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, September 6th, from 5 to 7 pm.

Continuous by Nature will feature a new installation based on Nicholson’s re-creations of rural and urban landscapes that often use commercial photomurals. She disrupts the bucolic scenery with flurries of paint chips, simulated wood-grain paneling and Astro-Turf, among other materials. The myriad drawings, material samples and diagrams that are generated as the piece evolves, are now incorporated into the installations, allowing the viewer an unusual look into her working process. Nicholson’s synthetic landscapes mediate our experience of the great outdoors by using a combination of static materials and an ever-expanding sense of place.

Kelsey Nicholson lives and works in Oakland, CA. Since receiving her MFA from UC Davis in 1996, she has received notable attention for her installations at various venues including New Langton Arts (the 1998 Bay Area Awards Show), Southern Exposure and most recently at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts.

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