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.
House of Leaves, David Roberts Art Foundation, London
David Roberts Art Foundation is moving to a new larger location at Mornington Crescent. The 19th century former furniture factory will be opening it’s doors as an art gallery on the 21 September.
Cass Art Recommends the Aesthetica Art Prize for Aspiring Artists
Exciting times lie ahead as we move into the phase of one month left to submit your work to the Aesthetica Art Prize. Cass Art highlights this Prize as a must for artists wanting to make a significant impact upon the art world today.