Andrew Nixon: The Attitudes of Animals in Motion

November 8 - January 11, 2014
    • The Attitudes of Animals in Motion Installation
    • Ruth Kicking
    • Andrew Nixon: The Attitudes of Animals in Motion
    • Ruth Kicking, Double Buffalo
    • The Attitudes of Animals in Motion Installation
    • Ruth Kicking, Double Buffalo
    • The Attitudes of Animals in Motion Installation
    • Pandora Jumping a Hurdle
    • The Attitudes of Animals in Motion Installation
    • Pandora Jumping a Hurdle, Elephant Walking
    • The Attitudes of Animals in Motion Installation
    • Elephant Walking
    • The Attitudes of Animals in Motion Installation
    • Nixon and Muybridge literature
    • The Attitudes of Animals in Motion Installation
    • Oxen 6-7-8, Double Buffalo
    • The Attitudes of Animals in Motion Installation
    • Cats 8-9-10
    • The Attitudes of Animals in Motion Installation
    • Cats 8-9-10
    • The Attitudes of Animals in Motion Installation
    • Cats 8-9-10
    • The Attitudes of Animals in Motion Installation
    • Cats 8-9-10
    • The Attitudes of Animals in Motion Installation
    • Detail
    • The Attitudes of Animals in Motion Installation
    • Eadweard Muybridge
    • The Attitudes of Animals in Motion Installation
    • Dogs 1-2-3
    • Andrew Nixon: The Attitudes of Animals in Motion
    • Elephant Walking 2013
    • oil on canvas: 40 x 50 inches
    • Andrew Nixon: The Attitudes of Animals in Motion
    • Pandora Jumping a Hurdle 2013
    • oil on canvas: 48 x 64 inches
    • Andrew Nixon: The Attitudes of Animals in Motion
    • Ruth Kicking 2013
    • oil on canvas: 42 x 56 inches
    • Andrew Nixon: The Attitudes of Animals in Motion
    • Double Buffalo 2013
    • oil on canvas: 42 x 36 inches
    • Andrew Nixon: The Attitudes of Animals in Motion
    • Dogs 1-2-3 2013
    • oil on canvas: 24 x 108 inches
    • Andrew Nixon: The Attitudes of Animals in Motion
    • Oxen 6-7-8 2013
    • oil on canvas: 18 x 36 inches
    • Andrew Nixon: The Attitudes of Animals in Motion
    • Cats 8-9-10 2013
    • oil on canvas: 16 x 64 inches
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This exhibition features new work by 2012 Pollock-Krasner Grant recipient Andrew Nixon.

In his recent explorations, Nixon finds 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.

To see more work by Andrew Nixon, please visit his artist page.

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