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Paul M Nicholson, MFA 2004 | Objects of Great Value

October 3, 2011  by: Dom

Objects of Great Value

September 30 – October 16, 2011
Opening Reception for the Artist:
Friday September 30, 7 – 10pm at Botanic
150 Wycoff Ave, Brooklyn NY
[L Train to Dekalb Ave, one block from the front entrance]

Paul will be showing roughly 8 new works from the past year that uses appropriation and distortion of re-created cultural artifacts to attend to questions of use, value, and material worth. His work draws attention to the aesthetic conventions that we use to distinguish the mundane versus rarified object, art & artifacts, and material versus immaterial wealth. Oft employing a somewhat dark sense of humor he aims to manipulate the understanding of these forms with a theatrical approach to display complimented by his skill as an object maker.

Paul’s studio practice is based in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, where for the past four years he’s lived, worked and ran the Bushwick Beer Garden.

Paul Nicholson (B. 1977, Suva Fiji) earned his BFA from SUNY Fredonia, MS from Buffalo State College, and his MFA from the University at Buffalo. Paul enjoys working with amazing students at Parsons The New School for Design.

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