— Connor McNicholas
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 Naehring, Leipzig, Germany; Center of Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia; and The International Center of Photography, New York, New York.


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