Nicholas Nixon, About Forty Years, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Fraenkel Gallery announces About Forty Years, a four-decade survey of the work of Nicholas Nixon (b. 1947). The exhibition, on view from 10 September, will be accompanied by a 180-page hardcover publication of the same title, to be published by the gallery and distributed by D.A.P. Nxon’s recurring themes. Nixon’s recurring themes – portraits of the very young and the very old, cities seen up close and afar, people on their porches, to name a few – at first may appear to be unrelated strands, but, in retrospect, are woven together by the artist’s singular sensibility: a feeling of intimacy gained by clear-eyed, lucid description.