Lori Nix receives Guggenheim

CEG is so proud of Lori Nix who received a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship. We knew all along she was brilliant!! Stop by the Downtown Fair to view three of Lori’s pieces . We are in  booth DT4, to the left of the entrance.

Lori Nix has received many honors, including a 2010 and 2004 New York Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist Grant. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country and is represented in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC;  George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas; among others. Decode books recently published a book of her work entitled, The City.

Church, 2009

Barbara Pollack, a writer, critic, artist, and educator, who wrote the essay for the book, writes: “
Over the past eight years, Lori Nix (born 1969) has created meticulously detailed model environments and then photographed them locations within a fictional city that celebrate modern culture, knowledge, and innovation. But her monuments of civilization and material culture in The City are abandoned, in a state of ruin where nature has begun to repopulate the spaces. “I am fascinated, maybe even a little obsessed, with the idea of the apocalypse. In addition to my childhood experiences growing up with natural disasters in Kansas, I also watched disaster flicks in the 1970s—Towering Inferno, Earthquake, Planet of the Apes—sitting in awe in the dark. Each of these experiences has greatly influenced my photographic work.” Nix considers herself a “faux landscape photographer” and spends months building the complex spaces before photographing them. Through the photographic process, each fictional scene is transformed into a surreal space where scale and perspective create a tension between the reality of the scene and the impossibility of the depicted tableaux narrative.

Shoe Store, 2013

We also have two Lori Nix photographs currently on display at the gallery. Please stop by CEG or visit us at Downtown, booth #DT4

To see more work by Lori Nix, click here

To see all the work we are showing at Downtown, click here.

Visit us at booth # DT4. We hope to see you there!


Thursday, May 8 5pm-9pm
Friday May 9, 12pm-8pm
Saturday May 10, 12pm-8pm
Sunday, May 11 12pm-6pm

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68 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street
New York City