Connor McNicholas combines disparate objects and materials from varying times, cultures, and contexts into sculptural assemblages that present non-hierarchical ways of perceiving reality. In their approach, they articulate both poetic variations and diversity while dissolving boundaries between binaries such as past and future, natural and synthetic, and model and reality.
McNicholas constructs models of speculative environments by crystallising new properties formed through the synthesis of natural and synthetic materials into a flux of hyper-objects. Their use of diverse materials both found and constructed, juxtapose historical art-making practices (ceramics, bronze casts) modern technologies (3D printing, electronic audio equipment) and organic matter (driftwood, plants) to create an abstract framework inviting the viewer to interconnect with a complex mixture of geological, biological, technological, and social constructions alluding to both where we come from and where we are going.
Connor McNicholas (b. 1990, Oakland, New Jersey) holds an MFA from ICP-Bard, New York, New York (2015) and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Where Remote Futures Meet Remote Pasts at M23, New York, New York (2020), The Shape of Time at Super Dakota, Brussels, Belgium (2019). Their work has been exhibited at Andersen’s in Copenhagen, Denmark; Annarumma, Naples, Italy; Berthold Pott, Cologne, Germany; Sharp Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark; Jacob Bjorn, Aarhus, Denmark; Tobias , Leipzig, Germany; Center of Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia; and The International Center of Photography, New York, New York.
Jennifer J. Lee,
SURPLUSEinstein on the Beach
07 September – 21 October, 2023
Jennifer J. Lee,
Ecosystems of Relations
13 January – 19 February, 2022
Eric N. Mack,
Slavs and Tatars,
Andrei and Arseny Tarkovsky
03 September – 30 October, 2020
Connor McNicholas The Shape of Time
06 June – 13 July, 2019
Connor McNicholas In All the White the Wall Is
11 November – 21 December, 2016
Joachim Bandau, Alex Clarke,
Luke Diiorio, Dean Levin,
Connor McNicholas, Bruce
Nauman, Fred Sandback Lighght
11 September – 17 October 2015