The Legacy Exhibition Series presents
new work from Zoe Nelson

Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 15, 5-7pm
Annex Gallery, Fishers Island, NY

July 15 to August 26, 2017
W-F:
10-12:30 and 3-4:30
Sa: 10-12:30 and anytime by appointment

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The Lighthouse Works is thrilled to present new work from Zoe Nelson as part of our Legacy Exhibition Series.

The exhibition at the Annex Gallery combines two bodies of work from Nelson both, which have their origins in her time as a fellow at Lighthouse Works in the summer of 2013; the Recto/Verso series Nelson made in 2015 and the Cut-outs series which followed in 2016.

Nelson’s paintings, with their cuts and holes, complicate the surfaces of the works. Challenging us as viewers to reflect not only on their hidden figurations, vibrant colors and formal structures but also the psychological spaces of the work’s voids, bared supports and what it is that is really being withheld. As Thea Nichols wrote in a review of Nelson’s show at Cleve Carney in Artforum.com[1], “These are paintings you look at but also see through.”

Zoe Nelson received an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Barnard College. Nelson’s most recent solo exhibition at the Cleve Carney Art Gallery (Glen Ellyn, IL) was selected as a critic’s pick (online) in Artforum. Solo and two-person exhibitions in Chicago include Western Exhibitions, Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Lloyd Dobler Gallery, and an upcoming show with Judy Ledgerwood at Practise gallery in Oak Park, IL. Additional group exhibitions include Greenpoint Terminal Gallery (Brooklyn), Durden and Ray (Los Angeles), McCormick Gallery (Chicago), NurtureArt (Brooklyn), South of the Tracks (Chicago), and LVL3 Gallery (Chicago). Nelson has attended residencies through ACRE (WI), Ox-Bow (MI), The Lighthouse Works (Fishers Island, NY) and Yale University’s Norfolk Summer Program (CT).

www.zoenelson.com

 

[1] https://www.artforum.com/index.php?pn=picks&id=55950&view=print

 


 

The Legacy Program seeks to create opportunities for our past fellows to re-engage with our community through an exhibition and reading series hosted at the gallery in the Annex.

 

Past Exhibitions

Hahn & Hertz
new work from Heidi Hahn and Dmitri Hertz
May 28 to July 8, 2017

Rose Marcus and Jennifer Sullivan
Affections
A Public Space, Fishers Island, NY
September 4 to October 8, 2016

David Whelan
Dementia-Machine
A Public Space, Fishers Island, NY
August 15 to August 27, 2016

Wilder Alison
Chat
A Public Space, Fishers Island, NY
July 28 to August 11, 2016

Matthew Fischer
Corner Apartment
A Public Space, Fishers Island, NY
June 30 to July 14, 2015