Opening Reception with the Artist
Wednesday, September 9, 6 - 8PM

Artist Talk
Saturday, September 12, 10:30AM - 12PM

SOCO Gallery is pleased to present Night Garden, an exhibition of unique photograms by the New York based artist, Liz Nielsen. The exhibition will run from September 9 through October 31, 2015. The opening reception will be held on September 9, 6 - 8PM. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 10AM - 5:30PM, and on Sunday by appointment only. SOCO Gallery is located at 421 Providence Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28207. This will be the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery, and her first time exhibiting in North Carolina.

Liz Nielsen’s cameraless photograms teeter playfully between abstraction and representation; blurring the lines between photography, painting and collage. Nielsen’s photograms are made using handmade negatives, experimental light and darkroom techniques that she developed over the past decade. In this new body of work, Night Garden, layered shapes of bright colors create fantastical, organic forms that pop from dark, glossy backgrounds. The layers of intersecting lines, shapes and color reveal her analog process, and push the limits of what a photograph can be.

Liz Nielsen (B. 1975, American)

Nielsen studied Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received her B.F.A., and attended University of Illinois at Chicago for her M.F.A. Nielsen’s work has been exhibited extensively in Chicago, New York, and Berlin; her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Schalter Gallery (Berlin), Benrimon Contemporary (New York), Interlochen Center for the Arts (Interlochen, MI), and in 2015 at Laurence Miller Gallery (New York) and Denny Gallery (New York) as well many group exhibitions including David Zwirner Gallery (New York), and Rawson Projects (New York). Nielsen’s work has been reviewed in the New Yorker, New York Times, Artslant, Hyperallergic, and the Wall Street Journal. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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