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Lori Nix (American)
LOT ID: 73397
Uranium Extraction Plant, 2000

Chromogenic Print (C-print)
60 х 30 in. (152.4 x 76.2 cm.)
Signed, and numbered, verso.
Edition of 15
Lot description
Lori Nix is a New York based photographer who specializes in constructing and photographing dioramas. The twist is that Nix's photos aren't Photoshop manipulations - they are real images of tiny, painstakingly detailed sets that Nix has designed solely to photograph. She builds the three dimensional scenes in her living room, each taking anywhere from two to fifteen months to complete. Nix then shoots the dioramas on 8 x 10 film, making her minuscule creations - each about 20 x 24 x 72 inches small - appear nearly indistinguishable from full-size scenes.

In 1999, Nix transplanted herself to New York City bringing an urban feel to her photos. For the series "Some Other Place" (2000-2002), she constructed neighborhood sidewalks, city parks, and forays into the wilderness, each with a darker sensibility than in her earlier works. Her subdued color palette and increasingly complex compositions also reflected this change. In “Uranium Extraction Plant,” an eerily glowing factory perches on the edge of a cliff while groups of translucent deer stand quietly in the stream below.
Uranium Extraction Plant by Lori Nix
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