American photographer Lori Nix (b. 1969) shoots fading libraries, abandoned hair salons, neglected classrooms, empty bars and silent shops in her series The City (2005-2015). However, Nix has not actually visited these locations; instead, she has meticulously crafted the scenery in miniature form in her New York apartment. Lighting, scale and space are all carefully balanced to recreate the world on a tabletop. The final images capture a stand-off between urban materiality and the realm of the natural. Overflowing with minute detail, each photograph features the remnants of human existence, revealing a forgotten newspaper on a train carriage, an array of vibrant trainers on a shelf or some pickled items in a biology study room. For this apocalyptic collection, Nix imagined a city of the future where an ominous force has driven the location’s inhabitants out, reflecting her concerns regarding our thoughtless destruction of the environment. www.lorinix.net.
Fallen Neverland: BALTIC edition by Graham Dolphin
The second edition in the series marking BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art 10th birthday, the exclusive new colour print by Graham Dolphin whose work Fallen Neverland goes on sale 17 August.
Robert Filliou: “Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense” With The Company Of James Coleman
One of the most innovative artists of the second half of the 20th century is given his first solo exhibition in London at Richard Saltoun Gallery. Filliou’s work challenged the role of art in everyday life.