Artist: Liz Nielsen
Exhibition title: Entanglement
Venue: Horizont Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Date: April 18 – May 22, 2019
Photography: Dávid Biró, all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Horizont Gallery, Budapest
Without the use of a camera, and most often without an enlarger, Liz makes photograms in the analog color darkroom with traditional chemical processing.
Her “negatives” are built layer-by-layer and are used for one-to-one contact prints where she can expose the photographic paper many times with several bits of light. She says, “I enjoy working this way because everything is variable making each photogram is unique.”
The works in this show have mirrored or opposite relationships that represent connections to other states of being, whether that is a shadow world, the same world at a different time, or a tether to another world. In some, the connection to that world is outside of the exhibition, and in some the connection is inside of the single piece. These connections are references to states of quantum entanglement.
Quantum Entanglement is the physical condition of two or more particles or physical systems being in quantum states each of which may only be described by reference to the others, especially when the particles or systems are separated in space.
Liz Nielsen is a Brooklyn based artist whose works have been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Paris, London, Budapest, Amsterdam and Berlin. Her photographs are printed in the analog color darkroom with handmade negatives and found light sources. Each photograph is Unique, ranging in size from 100″ x 100″ to 8″ x 8″.
Liz earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004, her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002, and her BA in Philosophy and Spanish from Seattle University in 1997. Nielsen’s works have been reviewed in *The New Yorker*, *The Financial Times*, *The British Journal of Photography*, *The New York Times*, *LensCulture* and *ArtSlant* among others.
Liz is represented by Danziger Gallery in New York, SOCO Gallery in North Carolina, Horizont Gallery in Budapest, Black Box Projects in London, and NextLevel Galerie in Paris.