JAMES NIZAM REVIEWED IN WHITE HOT MAGAZINE, 05.19
On his recent exhibition, Apparent Motions, Genevieve Michaels writes:
“The show was most interesting to me for how immediate and visceral it rendered subject matter that most of us feel little connection to; we tend to intellectualize the macrocosm and our place within it in an abstract, textbook way. Experiencing this exhibition, I was immersed in my own volatility and insignificance, revealed through light, sound, and physical space in a diverse array of works.”
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JAMES NIZAM FEATURED IN HARPER MAGAZINE, 06.19
Following his solo exhibition at Gallery Jones in April 2019, James Nizam is featured in the June 2019 issue of Harper magazine. The New-York based magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts is the oldest general interest monthly magazine in the United States.
JAMES NIZAM: APPARENT MOTIONS
Gallery Jones is pleased to present Apparent Motions, an exhibition of photographs, sculptures, drawings and sound media that invites viewers to move between the acts of thought, perception and embodiment to consider the appearance of intricate spatial forms.
NIZAM AND TANG FEATURED IN PORTLAND, OR, 07.18
An upcoming exhibition at Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR, Diverse Voices (July 19- September 1) 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.
JAMES NIZAM EXHIBITED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, 05.18
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.”
VOLTA NY, 01.18
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.
JAMES NIZAM EXHIBITION OPENS IN BERLIN, 11.17
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.
JAMES NIZAM EXHIBITED IN LONDON, 11.17
James Nizam’s work is currently on display at Art Bermondsey Project space, an independent contemporary art venue in London. The exhibition, Canada Now – The Tip of the Iceberg (November 1–25, 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.
JAMES NIZAM NOMINATED FOR THE SOBEY ART AWARD
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.
JAMES NIZAM COMMISSIONED BY CAPTURE PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 04.17
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.
JAMES NIZAM AT THE BURRARD ARTS FOUNDATION, 09.16
Congratulations to James Nizam has been granted a residency at the Burrard Arts Foundation at 108 East Broadway in Vancouver between September 8 - October 22, 2016. The show, “Ascensions of Time” involves photography and site-specific installation.
NIZAM AT THE SPACES, 04.15
The Spaces, an arts and culture magazine in London, UK has featured James Nizam’s exhibition “The Mnemonic Landscape”. Writer Betty Wood comments that James Nizam’s work “gives suburbia a new glow”.
NIZAM FEATURED IN BLOUIN ARTINFO, 05.14
James Nizam’s recent work has received a glowing review from online art magazine Blouin Artinfo.
THE SYNERGY BETWEEN ART AND FASHION, 12.12
James Nizam has been commissioned by the fashion powerhouse label Louis Vuitton to produce works, as inspired by his 2006/2007 Anteroom series, whereby Nizam inverted and projected exterior environments into abandoned rooms. The LV Canadian Maison in Toronto, whose mandate is to showcase Canadian art, will display these commissioned pieces as part of the permanent installation.