Nicholas C. Christopher

www.nccworks.com   Nicholas@nccworks.com

 

          My fascination has always been in taking the tool of the Impressionists and early compositional photographers and moving the photograph into the realm of 'true art'.  Working only outdoors with available light I capture the visual juxtaposition of the shadows that play within a compositional 'color' palette. Dimensionality or lack thereof is a product of this interplay. Dimension and shadow increase during the assembly process taking my 2 dimensional compositions and adding depth. Now light & shadow play a new role in creating a 3 dimensional finished work. The assembly rests on a wall, which is now also part of the paradigm.​ I work primarily with an iPhone to create my stock impressions.

Art Fairs:

2015   Scope Art Fair 2015, December 1-6, 2015, The Voice of the Artist, Miami Bch, FL

2013   Art Southampton 2013, July 25-29, 2013, Represented by Dorian Grey Gallery, NYC

 

One Person Exhibitions:

1986   Belanthi Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC

1984   Belanthi Gallery, NYC, ‘Photo-Abstractions’

1983   Belanthi Gallery, NYC, ‘Studies In Time’

 

Group Shows:

2019   Bowery Gallery, NYC

2019   Plaxall Gallery, L.I.C., NYC

2018   Gallery Raw @ The Factory, LIC, NYC

2018   'Sound and Image' - Fedart.org, Westbeth, NYC

2018    Atlantic Gallery - LICArtists.org

2017   '2nd Annual Fall Salon' - LICArtists.org ,Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY

2017   'Art from the City's Heart - LICA Members Showcase, Plaxall Gallery, L.I.C., NYC

2017   Small Works - Federation of Modern Painters & Sculptures, Riverside Library, NYC

2017   'Art Exhibition' - Federation of Modern Painters & Sculptors at the N. Y. Borough President’s Gallery

2016   Small Works Invitational - Works on Paper, Blue Mountain Gallery, NY NY

2015   Exposure Awards, the Louvre Museum, July 2015

2015   ‘Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary’ – Federation of Modern Painters & Sculptors at the N. Y. Borough President’s Gallery

2014   "Works on Paper - Federation of Modern Painters &  Sculptors - Celebrating our 75th Year"

2014   Aperture Foundation Gala Benefit Auction The Bean’, 2012, Sold

1989   Whitman Gallery, Wingdale, N.Y.

1989   “Jet Lag”, ‘The Use of Travel and Tourism as Metaphor’, SoHo, New York City

Reviews:

  • J. Taylor Kasker, “Nicholas C. Christopher photographs movement”,  ARTSPEAK, June 1, 1986

  • Palmer Poroner, “Photography – the meaning of place”,  ARTSPEAK, October 1, 1984

  • Amy Winter, “Nicholas C. Christopher – An Odyssey in Color”, ARTSPEAK, February 3, 1983

Collections:

General Electric Corporation, New York City

Trans Sea Bulk, Inc., New York City

Private Collections:  San Francisco, New York City, Richmond VA, Amsterdam, Athens, London, Paris.

Publications:

2017 - 'Happy Birthday Ike'- Child's photo book - private publication, Marilynn Karp - Publisher & Chef

2015 - 'The Voice of the Artist, a select collection of work', 15th annual SCOPE Art Show, December 2015. 

2015 - 'The Exposure Award, Art Photography Collection', Exposure Awards, July 2015.

Credits:

1978-1981    Theatre For The forgotten, New York City, Documented CETA Arts Program.

1978             TOO LATE FOR YOGURT, Westbeth Theatre, New York City, Photographic Scenery

1977             NOEMATA, The Brooklyn Museum, New York City, Photographs for exhibition’s catalogue and poster.

1974-1975    HANAC, Inc., New York City, Documented community activities

 

Education:      Self -Taught

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