The Nocturnals: Paul Nicholson

Nicholson-posterPlease join us for the first installment of The Nocturnals lecture series, featuring Paul Nicholson.
Paul will be speaking on Thursday, February 20, at 1:00 pm, in the Bark Orientation Room (2 W 13th Street, 1st floor).

Paul uses an interdisciplinary approach that employs traditional drawing, painting and photographic processes in the service of creating installation and public intervention projects.  Themes vary from the explicitly political to the highly personal. However, his process remains consistently focused on exploring how the crafted object functions against the backdrop of shifting cultural, political and economic landscapes. 

Paul has earned his MS Student Personnel Administration from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, in addition to earning his BFA from the State University of New York at Fredonia and his MFA from the University at Buffalo. 

Paul’s work has been shown at the Fiji Museum, The Albright Knox Art Gallery Biennial, Beyond/In Western New York at The Burchfield-Penny Art Center, CEPA Gallery, Guelph University, Wells College, and at our very own New School University. Before joining the Parsons Advising Staff he worked for the U.S. Small Business Administration, in The Buffalo Public Schools and as a writer on the currency markets for RTT News.  Paul was the co-creator of the Bushwick Beer Garden and founder of Botanic Gallery in Bushwick.

Organized by Niki Kriese of ADHT, The Nocturnals features Parsons staff-members who are creative practitioners in their ‘off-hours.’ Seven artists will present and discuss their work, which includes visual art, writing, sound, and choreography. While the breadth is rich, these artists share an obsession with the invisible, and a sense of longing for the unattainable. Yet the work does not feel sorry for itself. It is sharp, humorous, self-effacing, and self-aware, while willing to relinquish control long enough for something magical to happen. 

For more information, please contact Niki Kriese kriesen@newschool.edu

 

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