‘The City’ 
by Lori Nix

I walked into artist Lori Nix’s new show “The City,” expecting to take a lighthearted romp through a post-apocalyptic digital landscape, but what I received was a lesson on making assumptions. If a virgin viewer of Nix’s work saw her show without knowing her methods, they could easily assume that her images of a crumbing and abandoned New York City were created through digital photo-manipulation. But they would be wrong. Nix captures these fantasy moments by handcrafting dioramas that are so staggeringly perfect in their detail that they can easily pass for the real world. She then spends weeks slowly capturing these sculptures on film. It’s such an impressive illusion; you must see it to believe it.


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About the Author

‘The City’ 
by Lori Nix

Chasson Higdon is a writer, artist and filmmaker. At an early age, when other boys were learning about sports or cars, Chasson had his head buried in art history books or creating paintings and drawings. This trend has continued on into adulthood, where he has earned his BA in Fine Arts from Indiana University, received multiple awards for his creative endeavors and is still currently clueless about sports or cars.



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