13 July 2018 - 12:45, by , in Artists Press, Gallery Jones News, Comments off
James Nizam, Thought Form (Fold), 2011 archival inkjet print 30 x 36" Edition of 5
James Nizam, Thought Form (Fold), 2011 archival inkjet print 30 x 36″ Edition of 5

An upcoming exhibition at Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR, Diverse Voices, will be highlighting seven Vancouver artists whose process-oriented work shows technical experimentation and innovation, curated by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo. Among the seven artists chosen are James Nizam and Brendan Tang, alongside Diyan Achjadi, Mark De Long, Jeremy Hof, Angela Teng, and Howie Tsui.

Lafo writes on Diverse Voices: “Each artist’s work demonstrates a unique resonance with materiality, whether experimenting with the physicality of paint or clay or conceptualizing about how to create light forms as three-dimensional objects in space.”

The exhibition runs from July 19- September 1, with a panel discussion and opening reception on July 19. Click here to visit the website.

 

18 May 2018 - 12:00, by , in Artists Press, Gallery Jones News, Comments off
James Nizam, "Vanishing Point", 2015
James Nizam, “Vanishing Point”, 2015

James Nizam’s work is included in an exhibition at the Justina Barnicke Gallery at the Art Museum of the University of Toronto until May 26, 2018. The Weight of Light is an exhibition curated by Darryn Doull and features Nizam’s sculpture “Vanishing Point” as well as photographic work from the Vancouver-based artist.

The exhibition, curated by Darynn Doull, explores the human fascination with light. The press release states: “Our capacity to control light makes it an ideal medium to unlock some of the mysteries of our material world while opening vast new chambers of secrets and virtual geometries.”

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24 April 2018 - 14:05, by , in Exhibitions & Fairs, Gallery Jones News, Comments off

 

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Erin O’Keefe, “Book of Days #16″, archival inkjet print, 25″ x 20″, edition of 3 + 2 AP.

Gallery Jones is pleased to be participating in Art Market San Francisco this week, April 26-29, 2018. If you are in the area, please come and see us at Booth 405. We are exhibiting works by Peter Aspell, Erin O’Keefe, Danny Singer, and James Nizam.

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Gallery Jones booth is now open at VOLTA NY (March 7 – 11, 2018) with a solo exhibition of work by James Nizam, please come visit us if you’re in the area! Click here for more information about the annual art fair based in New York City.

James Nizam, Frieze, 2017, Archival pigment print on fibre paper, 48 x 60 inches, edition of 5
James Nizam, Frieze, 2017, Archival pigment print on fibre paper, 48 x 60 inches, edition of 5

 

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22 December 2017 - 16:46, by , in Artists Press, Exhibitions & Fairs, Gallery Jones News, Comments off

Gallery Jones is pleased to announce our participation in VOLTA NY (March 7 – 11, 2018), an annual contemporary art fair in New York City. VOLTA NY is the American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show and has been running since 2008 at PIER 90, New York. Led by artistic director Amanda Coulson, the fair advertises as a “beacon for creative discovery and social engagement”.

This spring at VOLTA NY, Gallery Jones will present work by James Nizam in a solo exhibition.

For more information on the art fair, click here for their website.

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James Nizam, Tract (Starlight Drawing), lightjet print mounted on dibond, 40 x 32 inches
James Nizam, Tract (Starlight Drawing), lightjet print mounted on dibond, 40 x 32 inches

Congratulations to James Nizam, whose solo exhibition Stellar Spectra is currently on display at the REITER Galerie, Berlin (November 11, 2017-January 18, 2018).

Stellar Spectra investigates starlight as a visual code that reveals as much about our present experience as the past. It is both a philosophical and technological experiment, unearthing equivalences in the makeup of the cosmos that suggest a perceptible pattern.

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8 November 2017 - 11:54, by , in Artists Press, Gallery Jones News, Comments off

 

James Nizam, Shard of Light, archival pigment print, 2011
James Nizam, Shard of Light, archival pigment print, 2011

James Nizam’s work is currently on display at Art Bermondsey Project space, an independent contemporary art venue in London which takes up three floors of a former 19th-century paper mill. The exhibition, Canada Now – The Tip of the Iceberg (November 125, 2017) brings together 12 Canadian artists whose work compels their viewers to take a prolonged look to fully understand what is presented. The project is curated by Anaïs Castro, the director of Art Mûr Germany, as the second part of a two-part exhibition Canada Now.

The brochure for the exhibition states, “Through a variety of mediums ranging from installation to video art and photography, the exhibition testifies to the complexity of a world in constant flux and aims to disavow initial preconceptions while promoting prudent attention and critical examination.”

Nizam’s work is on display with that of Canadian artists Sonny Assu, Patrick Bérubé, Simon Bilodeau, Jannick Deslauriers, Karine Giboulo, Guillaume Lachapelle, Laurent Lamarche, Cal Lane, Marie-Ève Levasseur, Nadia Myre, and Karine Payette.

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3 August 2017 - 13:06, by , in Artists Press, Exhibitions & Fairs, Gallery Jones News, Comments off

Gallery Jones is pleased to be participating in the third edition of the Seattle Art Fair, opening the evening of Thursday, August 3 and continuing through Sunday, August 6. We will be featuring work by Canadian and international artists, including Peter Aspell, Cole Morgan, Paul Morstad and James Nizam. To view the works below and more visit us at stall A-3.

For more information about the fair, click here to visit the Seattle Art Fair website.

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James Nizam / Photo by Tristan Casey

Congratulations to James Nizam who has been nominated for the Sobey Art Award 2017. Of twenty-five artists chosen from five regions in Canada, Nizam is one of five artists long-listed for the West Coast and the Yukon. The entire long list was announced by Canadian Art this week, presenting the public with the most exciting young Canadian contemporary artists to keep an eye on.

The Sobey Art Award is widely recognized as the most prestigious national art award for artists 40 and under. The annual award, administered by the National Gallery of Canada, presents a top prize of $50,000, while awarding $10,000 to each of the four finalists. Works by the winner and the four finalists will be presented in a group exhibition from October 24- December 9, 2017 at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

Past Sobey Art Award winners include Abbas Akhavan, David Altmejd, Daniel Barrow, Michel de Broin, Raphaëlle de Groot, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Tim Lee, Duane Linklater, Nadia Myre, Annie Pootoogook, Jeremy Shaw and Daniel Young & Christian Giroux, all of whom have gone on to national and international careers of considerable renown.

 

 

21 April 2017 - 13:02, by , in Artists Press, Gallery Jones News, Comments off
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The Obliquity of the Ecliptic, lightjet print, 32 x 40 inches (and 48 x 60 inches).

Announcing the release of James Nizam’s most recent image: The Obliquity of the Ecliptic. The work was commissioned as a cover image for Capture Photography Festival 2017, which runs April 1-28 in Vancouver.

Over the course of his career, Nizam’s work has investigated the imaginative possibilities of photography in living spaces. In the Dwelling Series (2006), he used long-exposure times to create striking geometrical images with light in abandoned homes. The Anteroom Series (2007) transformed rooms in abandoned homes into present-day camera obscuras, capturing the result through photographs. In Memorandums (2011), Nizam’s work gained critical attention when he created temporary sculptures with household objects in an apartment of a social housing building marked for demolition.

Most recently, Nizam’s work continues to place the viewer within the walls of private and lived spaces, employing carefully executed demolitions to draw optical geometrics for his audience.

Capture Photography Festival was launched in 2013 in Vancouver. The annual not-for-profit festival strives to celebrate photography as an art form and engage the community in fresh dialogue around its role in contemporary art. This year, over  70 Vancouver galleries and community spaces are included in its Selected and Open Exhibition Programs.

 

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