Monday, January 10, 2011

The Apocalyptic World of Lori Nix

Lori Nix has lived most of her life in the rural Midwest. A childhood spent playing in open fields and witnessing countless storms and natural disasters has left her with a deep affection for the American landscape. Her photographs, saturated with color and infused with a dark sense of humor, turn the notion of the traditional landscape on its head. Working in her home/studio, Nix combines cardboard, foam, glue and paint to construct small dioramas which she then photographs. In her newer series "The City," the artist has imagined a city of our future, where something either natural or as the result of mankind, has emptied the city of its human inhabitants. Everyday places - museum, library, theater, laundromat, bar - no longer function. The walls are deteriorating, the ceilings are falling in, the structures barely stand. These spaces are filled with flora, fauna and insects.
" I am afraid of what the future holds if we do not change our ways regarding the climate, but at the same time I am fascinated by what a changing world can bring." ~ Lori Nix

The City
The Map Room, 2010

Mall, 2010

Beauty Shop, 2010

Control Room, 2010



Great Hall


Museum of Art


  1. No more than the surrealists... but I love it !

  2. Lori has suffered from disasters, but the result is magnificent for art!


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