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Issue No. 16 - Chaos

Liz Nielsen: Magic Lantern at Laurence Miller Gallery

Image above by Liz Nielson, Moon, ©Liz Nielson, courtesy of Laurence Miller Gallery, New York. Laurence Miller Gallery now presents Liz Nielson: Magic Lantern, the gallery’s first one-person exhibition for this 39-year-old Brooklyn-based photographer. The exhibition features twenty unique abstract photographs that transcend the traditional boundaries of both photography and painting. The recent works on exhibit in Magic Lantern continue Nielsen's 3-year project exploring harmonies of light, color and composition.

未标题-1Liz Nielson, (Left) Paradise; (Right) Pineapple ©Liz Nielson, courtesy of Laurence Miller Gallery, New York.

Nielsen’s bold and colorful abstractions present a unique and contemporary use of the medium of photography. She replaces the camera-made negative with a hand-made collage of transparent colored gels, which she then enlarges onto chromogenic paper. In the process a new palette is constructed.

未标题-2Liz Nielson, (Left) Femme; (Right) Flames ©Liz Nielson, courtesy of Laurence Miller Gallery, New York.

Her evocative compositions bring to mind mid-century abstraction, Victorian magic lantern shows, and centuries-old stained glass windows. As a young girl Nielsen would fill Ziploc bags with colored water and peer through them to see how the world could be transformed.

NIELSEN-wonderlandLiz Nielson, Wonderland, ©Liz Nielson, courtesy of Laurence Miller Gallery, New York.

未标题-3Liz Nielson, (left) Ice Mountain; (Right) Totem ©Liz Nielson, courtesy of Laurence Miller Gallery, New York.

NIELSEN-ConversationLiz Nieson, Conversation, ©Liz Nielson, courtesy of Laurence Miller Gallery, New York.

未标题-4Liz Nielson, (Left) Deviled egg; (Right) Homme ©Liz Nielson, courtesy of Laurence Miller Gallery, New York.

NIELSEN-Mountains 8x10Liz Nieson, Mountains, ©Liz Nielson, courtesy of Laurence Miller Gallery, New York.

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