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Nicholas Nixon

Patients

January 17–February 16, 2008

Artist’s Reception & Book Signing

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 6:00–8:00 pm

Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of black and white photographs by Nicholas Nixon from the series “Patients”. The exhibition will open on Thursday, January 17 and close on February 16, with a reception for the artist on Thursday, January 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This will be Nixon's second exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery.

The photographs that comprise the series “Patients” document people who are seriously or terminally ill. Taken while visiting four different hospitals in Boston over the past three years, the project is a continuation of the artist’s interest in portraiture and in phases of the life cycle rarely shared with others beyond family and close companions.

The exhibition will include 20" × 24" gelatin silver prints taken with an 8-by-10-inch large- format camera. Tightly cropped and extraordinarily detailed, the compositions underscore the intimate nature of subject matter that most prefer to look away from, as well as the intimacy of the patients’ relationships with their loved ones and of the artist’s collaboration with his subjects.

Since his first solo exhibition at The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY in 1971, Nicholas Nixon's work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad, including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C; Musée de L'Art Moderne, Paris; Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; St. Louis Museum of Art; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

His work is part of many public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum; and the Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris. His numerous awards include the George Gund Foundation Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships. Nixon was born in Detroit in 1947. He currently lives and works in the Boston area and has taught photography at the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, since 1974.