Newport Art Museum announces Andrew Nixon. I Am Here and You Are Not

The Newport Art Museum presents Andrew Nixon. I Am Here and You Are Not an exhibition on view January 7 – March 11, 2012. Reception: Friday, February 3, 5 – 7 pm.

Andrew Nixon, The Lake, 2007, Oil on canvas; 50 x 60 in.

In this exhibition, New England artist Andrew Nixon explores notions of place and memory through his magic landscapes. the exhibition includes paintings, drawings and prints created between 1994 and 2011. Andrew Nixon will speak about his work during an informal gallery talk at the Newport Art Museum on Sunday, January 15th beginning at 2 pm. The talk is free with admission. Place is a central theme in Nixon’s work. The title “I Am Here and You Are Not” refers to, “the way in which we routinely exchange the ineffable experience of real places (the immediacy of earth, air and light) with their representation in pictures, maps and new media. Although place is obviously external, our sense of it is deep in the fabric of being, inseparable from imagination and memory,” says Nixon, who teaches art at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Nixon’s images, “…are not literal records of specific places so much as inventions that combine remembered surroundings with perceptual inquiries.” – www.newportartmuseum.org

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