Monday, October 17, 2011

Paul M Nicholson Objects of great value

Paul M Nicholson
Objects of Great Value
The inaugural show at Botanic Gallery

September 30 – October 16, 2011

Opening Reception for the Artist:
Friday September 30, 7 – 10pm at Botanic
150 Wycoff Ave, Brooklyn NY [L Train to Dekalb Ave, one block from the
front entrance]

Paul will be showing new work that uses appropriation and
distortion of re-created cultural artifacts to attend to questions of
use, value, and material worth. His work draws attention to the
aesthetic conventions that we use to distinguish the mundane versus
rarified object, art & artifacts, and material versus immaterial
wealth. Oft employing a somewhat dark sense of humor he aims to
manipulate the understanding of these forms with a theatrical approach
to display, complimented by his skill as an object maker. Paul’s
studio practice is based in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, where
for the past four years he’s lived, worked and ran the Bushwick Beer

Paul Nicholson (B. 1977, Suva Fiji) earned his BFA from SUNY
Fredonia, MS from Buffalo State College, and his MFA from the
University at Buffalo. Paul happily works with amazing students
at Parsons The New School for Design.

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