Leslie Nichols

Leslie Nichols

Residency Dates: April 1 – April 30, 2015
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 pm
at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale
Open Studio Demonstration: Monday, April 27
10:00 am to 2:00 pm at The Grotto House
Artist website: http://www.leslienicholsart.com
Artist Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4p2DotbIW0

Artist Bio:
Kentucky based artist, Leslie Nichols, uses a variety of found and original text to create images. She is most well known for her works created on manual typewriters which are featured in Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology published by Laurence King and will be included in Thames &Hudson's The Art of Typewriting in 2015. Nichols's work has been included in exhibitions throughout the United States and can be found in several private collections.

 
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Artist Statement:
I use the genre of portraiture to explore the relationship between text and image in order to question constructs of identity. I include text in my work to allude to the idea that our lives are the creations of our minds and suggest that how we identify ourselves and label others is a product of social construction.

Zion National Park is more than its natural wonders. It is the individuals and communities of people that interact with, enjoy, and preserve this place. The work of my residency will be to explore the social and historical relationship of people and the park, and to visually depict the stories and people that "make" Zion National Park.

Last updated: April 13, 2015

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