Lot 59: Lori Nix

CEPA Gallery's 2014 Biennial Art Auction artist Lori Nix

Lori Nix
Archival Pigment Print
8 x 10 inches
Signed Verso
Edition 1/5
Unnatural History Series

BIO: Lori Nix was born in Kansas in 1969. She studied ceramics and photography at Truman State University, Missouri and Ohio University, Ohio. A landscape photographer at heart, Nix has been building and photographing complex dioramas in her Brooklyn, New York apartment for nearly a decade. Her photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States including: CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY; George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; CLAMPART Gallery, New York, NY; Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA; and the California Museum of Photography. A solo exhibition of her work opened in March 2014 at Galerie Klüser in Munich, Germany. www.lorinix.com

STATEMENT: Begun in 2009, Unnatural History recreates a behind-the-scenes look at the natural history museum. The viewer is not sure what is taking place but we can guess the scientists and artists are confusing the facts. A mastodon is being sculpted from paper-mâché; North American beavers are being imported from Mexico. This series is printed in the luscious platinum/palladium process, giving it a historical feel. This series debuted in February 2010 at CLAMPART Gallery in New York City.

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