Nicola López’s solo exhibition features a monumental mixed media installation accompanied by three related bodies of work that collectively reference three timeframes – past, present and future – as reflected through the lens of climate change and the built world. López’s works in the exhibition exist somewhere between hopes and apprehensions, depicting human-built structures that are strange, beautiful, ominous, and even impossible. The artist’s installation work, Barren Lands Breed Strange Visions, is composed of woodcut, monotype and silkscreen on mylar and measures 10 feet high x 29 feet long.
Nicola López has exhibited extensively, at venues including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City), Tamarind Institute Gallery (Albuquerque, NM), and the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art (FL). López is also the recipient of a fellowship from the American Academy in Rome, and has been in residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (ME) and the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA). López is currently Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Visual Arts, and Chair of Visual Artsat Columbia University’s School of the Arts. López is based in New York.
This exhibition is organized by CMCA’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, Timothy Peterson, in collaboration with the artist. The exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Image caption: Nicola López, Apparition II, Collograph on archival inkjet print on paper, 2019, size: 21.5 x 31.25″
A special thank you to Annie Bailey, Hannah Berta, Keenan Boscoe, James Chute, Lyle Downes Toney, and Soren Moesswilde for their installation expertise in making this exhibition possible.