Tucker Nichols shows opens in SF this week.November 5th, 2009
Park Life favorite Tucker Nichols is having a new show that opens Fri. I’ve previewed it and it is exceptional.
NOVEMBER 6 – DECEMBER 11, 2009
Opening Reception this FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 6-9PM
Gallery 16 is excited to present our second solo exhibition of artist Tucker Nichols. Tucker will be presenting new drawings, sculpture, text pieces, and his first line of experimental wallpaper.
“We each find our own strategies to cope with the growing deluge of information–I use drawing as a filter. This is the stuff that gets through, vague representations of items on display: buildings and found text and rocks and the like. It’s therapeutic to picture a world where these are the things we leave behind.”
San Francisco Chronicle critic Kenneth Baker wrote, “Nichols has made himself into a necessary visual poet of our tension-ridden moment.”
Tucker Nichols has had recent solo shows at ZieherSmith Gallery in New York and the Kunstpanorama in Luzern, Switzerland. His work has been featured at the Drawing Center and John Connelly Presents in New York, and Rocket Gallery in Tokyo. His drawings have been published in McSweeney’s, J&L Books, The Thing, and the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times. He was recently commissioned by the de Young Museum in San Francisco to be its first roving artist-in-residence.