October 27 - December 10, 2011
Opening Reception October 27, 2011 6-8 pm
Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is pleased to present TABLETS, an exhibition of new work by Nick Poe. Tablets refers to the format of the objects exhibited, and alludes to prehistoric stone, clay, wax and wooden tablets, as well as contemporary electronic tablets: devices with which to capture and disseminate information.
The pieces on view are serene, image-less, photo-sculptural compositions. They are hybrids that incorporate print, pigment and fine woodwork almost interchangeably. They dodge prescribed categories of photography, painting and sculpture.
The series functions as a remedial reflection on the entropic experience of information-overload, and in particular, the burden of sensory and image deluge. The shaped tablets call to attention and contextualize the medium of framing itself and its position aside imagery. The frame serves to highlight and demarcate content (or lack thereof) both literally and conceptually, making a bid to decelerate, and purify, the act of looking and perceiving.
Nick Poe lives and works in New York. He graduated from New York University in 2007 with degrees in filmmaking, art history and drawing.