Nicholas Nixon Close and Far
December 02, 2003 - January 17, 2004
View of Commuter Rail Boston, 2002
gelatin silver print
22 x 18 inches
The New York Times
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).