With “The City”, Galerie Klüser 2 is presenting the first ever solo exhibition in Germany by American artist Lori Nix. Her aesthetic and simultaneously highly disturbing, apocalyptic photographs are the outcome of a complicated work process: in detailed modelling by hand, the artist replicates all the objects depicted in miniature and then arranges them in a diorama so that when fixed in the photograph, the image generated appears to reproduce reality.
About the artist
Lori Nix (born 1969) meticulously constructs detailed miniature worlds (together with her partner Kathleen Gerber), which she captures on camera with precisely adjusted exposure. Studies in ceramics and photography at the Ohio University lay the groundwork for this artistic process. In an aesthetic of colour deriving from the Romantic and Hudson River School, her dioramas picture post-apocalyptic sceneries. As a source of inspiration serve disaster movies of the 60s and 70s together with her childhood experience of natural forces in Kansas. In one of her latest series “The City” Nix creates an urban world that is devoid of humans and slowly reclaimed by nature. The Galerie Klüser dedicated a whole exhibition to the series in 2013, constituting the artist’s first solo exhibition in Germany. Nix’s work is included in various private and public collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, the El Paso Museum of Art in El Paso, Texas, the Microsoft Art Collection, the collection of the Museum Schloss Moyland in Bedburg-Hau, Germany, the Chase Manhattan Bank, the Dow Jones & Company and the HBC Global Art Collection in New York City, New York. Since their new series ‘Empire’ (2017) the artists Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber are also known as the artist duo NIX/GERBER.