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    • Andrew Nixon
    • Maggie & Ike 2015
    • oil on canvas: 40 x 84 inches
    • Andrew Nixon
    • The Buck and Kick 2015
    • oil stick on paper mounted on board: 111 x 164 inches
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    • The Buck and Kick
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    • 16 Cats 2015
    • oil on canvas: 50 x 84 inches
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    • Elk 1, 3, 4 2015
    • oil on canvas: triptych: 20 x 60 inches
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    • Jumping Cat No. 9 2015
    • oil on canvas: 48 x 84 inches
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    • Elephant Walking 2013
    • oil on canvas: 40 x 50 inches
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    • Pandora Jumping a Hurdle 2013
    • oil on canvas: 48 x 64 inches
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    • Ruth Kicking 2013
    • oil on canvas: 42 x 56 inches
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    • Double Buffalo 2013
    • oil on canvas: 42 x 36 inches
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    • Dogs 1-2-3 2013
    • oil on canvas: 24 x 108 inches
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    • Oxen 6-7-8 2013
    • oil on canvas: 18 x 36 inches
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    • Cats 8-9-10 2013
    • oil on canvas: 16 x 64 inches
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    • I am Here and You Are Not 2007
    • oil on canvas: 44 x 60 inches
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    • Bob's Dream of Scotland
    • oil on canvas: 44 x 64 inches
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    • George Innes Decides What to Paint 2007
    • oil on canvas: 30 x 40 inches
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    • Italian Field 2011
    • oil on paper: 9 x 13 inches
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    • Peonies No. 1 2002
    • oil on canvas: 35 x 42 inches
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    • Point No. 2 2011
    • oil on paper: 15 x 20 inches
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    • Sphinx 2003
    • oil on canvas: 29 x 36 inches
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    • Tremalo No. 3 2004
    • oil on paper: 20 x 28 inches
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    • Waterline 2003
    • oil on canvas: 30 x 36 inches
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    • Horse Trotting, Daisy with Rider 2015
    • oil stick on paper mounted on board: 39 x 52 inches
    • Andrew Nixon
    • Pandora Jumping a Hurdle 2015
    • oil stick on paper mounted on board: 39 x 52 inches
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    • Andrew Nixon
    • Jumping Cat 2015
    • oil stick on paper mounted on board: 26 x 39 inches
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    • Jumping Cat 2014
    • conte on paper: 21 x 37 inches
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    • Andrew Nixon
    • Bison 2014
    • conte on paper: 21 x 37 inches
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Andrew Nixon

American, b. 1959

Andrew Nixon’s new paintings find inspiration from the photographs of Eadweard Muybridge. The artist explains that photographs help him to rethink a number of matters that as a painter he considers important, specifically, American modernity, time, space, technology, and the continuing influence of photographic imagery in our culture. His aim is to incorporate into frames of Muybridge’s images the formal stillness and solidity found in ancient Egyptian relief sculpture, as well as in early Renaissance work by painters such as Fra Angelico and Giotto.  By adapting archaic painting techniques to fixed images of motion, Nixon expresses the inherent contradiction between motion and stillness in new and revealing ways.

Andrew Nixon is inspired by the distinctive light of Brittany, France, both in his vast pastoral  landscapes and his landscapes with figures.  His work captures the quiet and serene feeling of the world either in pure landscape or when the work contains haunting figures imbued with a sense of mystery and a defiant non-relationship with the viewer.  One wonders about the character, mood and reason for the gatherings, taking place around a table laid with a map while other times simply looking out into the land. Animals often join the human landscapes making their presence known – a white whale, a black steed, a black dog.  The surface of the works are lightly textured giving an impression of pointillism.  The subtle sense of color and light heighten the tableaus and render the scenes theatrical and intriguing.

Nixon holds degrees from Indiana University’s Hope School of Fine Art and Boston University’s School of Visual Arts. Andrew Nixon is also a recent recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2012).

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