405 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40506
Gallery Hours: Tue-Sun, 12:00-5:00 pm; Fri, 12:00-8:00 pm
Artist: Nina Katchadourian (Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series)
Location: Singletary Center for the Arts
Show Dates: September 12, 2015 – January 31, 2016
Events: Friday, October 2, 4:00-5:00 pm
A profound spirit of invention distinguishes Nina Katchadourian’s work in photography, installation, video, and sound. Katchadourian finds endless possibilities for making art in whatever environment surrounds her, photographing the results. In the natural world, she has repaired spider webs and enlisted furry caterpillars to stand in for a moustache. She often appears in her photographs, nimbly creating character and props from her surroundings. In Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style, she ducks into airplane restrooms and improvises snowy headdresses and collars from toilet seat covers, neatly evoking seventeenth-century painting. Her work has been internationally recognized in exhibitions from New York to San Diego and Tokyo to Istanbul; in April, she was a featured artist at the Venice Biennale. Currently, she is part of Artist Experiments at the Museum of Modern Art, producing projects to engage visitors.
Nina Katchadourian, Self Portrait of the Artist as an Artist, 2002, courtesy of the artist and Catherine Clark Gallery.
Nina Katchadourian, Lavatory Self Portrait in the Flemish Style, 2002, courtesy of the artist and Catherine Clark Gallery.
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