Zero Vine | Sephen Nachtigall
January 9 - 30, 2017 | Littman Gallery
Reception: Friday January 13, 2017 | 6 - 8pm
Artist Talk: Monday, January 30, 2017 | 6 - 8pm
Curated by Carlin Brown
A plant grows from the bottom up and the center out and the top down and out and around. When a thing becomes, its in-between space becomes your in-between space. In between space in between space in between space. The armature that manifests coexistence unfolds itself as a palpable and permeable reticulation. The way that things are going are not the way that things will continue to go. An exchange between image and biomass is how we make sense of things now.
With an interdisciplinary approach to art making; from video, sculpture, to 2D work and installation, Stephen Nachtigall’s practice explores intersections of ecology, technology and culture from a perspective planted in mimesis, transparency and simulation. Born in 1986 in Calgary, Canada, he received a BFA from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2011, and an MFA from the University of Oregon in 2016. Nachtigall has exhibited internationally in solo and group shows in Germany, Scotland and across the United States and Canada. He currently lives and works in Eugene, Oregon.