Dedee Shattuck Gallery is pleased to present Stillness and Motion, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Andrew Nixon. This exhibition focuses on the relationship between photography and painting, where the two fields intersect and complement each other. Nixon’s ability to seamlessly combine the two genres is an elegant nod to the works of post impressionist Georges Seurat (1859-1891). This exhibition displays Andrew Nixon’s interpretation of works taken from Eadweard Muybridge’s stills (1830-1904), who famously photographed and analyzed the motion of humans and animals beginning in 1872.
The animals Nixon paints in Stillness and Motion, are moments within a lifetime of motion. Each painting is a reminder of the power and beauty belonging to the animal, while alluding to the significance of form, shadow, depth and light. Nixon’s painted works freeze animals in time, the inconsistency created by the single touch of the brush are specific and experimental choices.
Andrew Nixon is a native of Rhode Island and he now calls South Coast Massachusetts his home. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Boston University from the School of Visual Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from the Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University. Currently Nixon teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in the Visual Arts Department.
Stillness and Motion, examines the genres of painting and photography, Nixon writes “A successful painting will reward patience by disclosing itself over time.” Dedee Shattuck Gallery is honored to host this solo exhibition.