Lori Nix

Lori Nix’s Art in Space, Rift (2016), Archival Pigment Print

Lori Nix Landscapes and interiors are more than a visual record of an environment. They also capture the emotional, sometimes spiritual, essence of a place. The series Empire and The City present a world transformed by climate uncertainty and a shifting social order, as it stumbles towards a new kind of frontier. These places are eerily beautiful but also unsettling in their stillness and silence. Long ago man entered the landscape and forced nature to his will. Once grand, and emblematic of strength and prosperity, they now appear abused and in decay, and it is uncertain how they will continue to (de)evolve.

Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber have been making art collaboratively for over nineteen years. With studios in both Brooklyn and Cincinnati, they construct meticulously detailed model environments and photograph the results. 

Their miniature fake landscapes and interiors reflect a love of science fiction and dystopian entertainment, an appreciation for great architecture, and an affinity with the Sublime painters of the Hudson River School. Because the work is of a model and not a real place, it creates a safe space to consider the larger ideas of disaster and our collective future. Devoid of people, these spaces become meditative, revealing not just mankind’s errors, but also our optimism, ambition and love of life.

Lori Nix, Arch (2015), Archival Image Print

Lori Nix has a total of 8 pieces of art displayed in our Attention to Detail exhibit. All exhibit pieces are for sale. If you are interested in seeing the exhibition virtually, click here. If interested in purchasing or displaying art in the 1628 Coworking gallery, please contact us at art@1628ltd.com

View more of Lori’s work here.