Nicholas Nixon Close and Far

December 02, 2003 - January 17, 2004


Nicholas Nixon
View of Commuter Rail Boston,  2002
gelatin silver print
22 x 18 inches
NICHOLAS NIXON, ”Close and Far”
The New York Times
Ken Johnson
December 19, 2003
Mr. Nixon is known for sympathetic but unsentimental photographs of ordinary people, and this exhibition includes a series of closely cropped pictures of bodies young and old, emphasizing the imperfect mortality of the flesh. The main event is a series of Boston cityscapes viewed from afar: high-rise buildings, construction sites and interpenetrating rail and freeway systems captured in densely detailed, Cubist compositions that mirror the dynamic order and nearly chaotic energy of the modem metropolis (Johnson).