Under Astral Skies at 555 Gallery in Boston now open

"Pyrotechnic #100", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #100”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

After a very enjoyable New Years Eve preview party, the Under Astral Skies exhibition is now officially underway! The exhibition extends to February 14th at Boston’s 555 Gallery and I’d love for you to check it out. (and if you do, let me know what you think!)

Elin Spring just posted the first review of show this morning on her blog (her blog is a must-read for anyone interested in photography shows throughout New England).

Photographs from both my Pyrotechnic and Adventures in Celestial Mechanics, as well as the work of three other photographers, are included in the exhibition.

The 555 Gallery is rapidly becoming an essential destination in New England’s photography scene and I’m proud to be with the gallery now. You can read a bit about the gallery in this blog post from this morning by Neal Rantoul.

I took a few photographs before the preview party…you’ll note the decorations all about for the New Years Eve party — I have to remember to go back and get installation shots without bottles of champagne and streamers prominently included. I love in particular how the full moon photographs work with that dark gray wall…

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555 Gallery Under Astral Skies Exhibition

"Pyrotechnic #131", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #131”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I’m incredibly excited about my upcoming exhibition at Boston’s 555 Gallery. 555 Gallery is a great new contemporary fine art photography gallery in the up-and-coming South Boston area. The exhibition opens with a fancy ticketed preview party on New Years Eve (9-12 pm), and then is open during the gallery’s regular hours through February 14th. There will be a reception and artist talk on February 7th — stay tuned for more details!

The exhibition is entitled “Under Astral Skies” and will feature quite a bit of new work from both my Pyrotechnic and Adventures in Celestial Mechanics projects. I’ll have a total of 3 36″x36″ and 9 24″x24″ Pyrotechnic pieces and 6 16″x16″ of my full moon pieces. This is my biggest exhibition to date in terms of the number and size of the pieces, and I’d say about 75% of the work on display is new work that has never been previously exhibited.

The exhibition also includes the work of Amy Friend, Corinne Schultz, and Christopher Wright. I can’t wait to see the work of the other artists.

So, if you are in the Boston area, I’d love for you to check out this great new gallery and the exhibition, and if you do please let me know what you think!

 

Adventures Exhibit at Maine Audubon in Falmouth

"Dancing Moon I", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Dancing Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I’m very pleased to announce that I just hung a solo exhibit of my Adventures in Celestial Mechanics full moon series at the Maine Audubon headquarters in Falmouth.

The exhibit is up until about August 6th (I’m still finalizing this aspect — it could end a few days earlier). There are 7 24″x24″ images and 3 8″x8″ images in the show. It is a lovely preserve, too, so I highly recommend checking out the entire Gilsland Farm complex.

Kingman Gallery Opening in Deer Isle

A brand new photography gallery called the Kingman Gallery is opening this weekend up in Deer Isle . The gallery is photography-only and includes ten fine art photographers, including myself and friends/clients Jane Yudelman, Terry Hire, Lynn Karlin, Thomas Birtwistle, Dave Wade, John Kelly, and Susan Davens.

The opening reception is this Sunday, May 25th, from 2-5 pm…hope to see you there! The address is 117 Center District Crossroad (corner of 15a), Deer Isle, Maine.

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Wallwork Gallery Opening and shows all over

"Montpelier #3", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Montpelier #3”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

As spring slowly — very slowly — approaches here in Maine, there are quite a few shows opening up this weekend. Heather Frederick of VoxPhotographs just posted her list of photography shows in Maine and beyond Maine.

My work is in a show opening up at the lovely Wallwork Gallery in Rockport, with an opening reception and wine tasting from 4-7 pm on Saturday, May 3rd. The exhibition includes work from eight photographers all taken on a single day at the unique Montpelier (a/k/a the Knox Mansion). It should be a great show and I look forward to seeing all the different work on display.

Artist Talk March 1st & a Moon Haiku

"Dark Moon", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Dark Moon”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

As a reminder, my solo exhibition at the Maine Media Gallery in Rockport ends tomorrow, March 1st. The exhibition is entitled Adventures in Celestial Mechanics and encompasses my photographs of the full moon from various locations in the Maine landscape. The reception and artist talk will start at 4 pm — hope to see many of you there!

My daughter learned about haikus recently in her second grade class and wrote a haiku to go along with my photograph that leads this post…here is her poem:

Copyright Eliza Nickelson.
Copyright Eliza Nickelson.

Adventures in Celestial Mechanics Exhibition

"Dancing Moon I", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Dancing Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I’m very pleased to announce that my Adventures in Celestial Mechanics series is on exhibit at the Maine Media Gallery in Rockport, ME. This solo exhibition extends until March 1st, which is also when we’ll have an artist talk and closing reception starting at 4 pm.

The gallery hours are a bit limited this time of year but right now the gallery is open Wed. and Thursday 1-5 pm, and may be open soon on Fridays and/or Saturdays as well.

Let me know what you think if you make it by, and hope to see you at the closing reception!

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New Pyrotechnic work and Griffin Museum Members’ show opening tonight

"Pyrotechnic #83", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #83”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I have a new selection of work from my Pyrotechnic project completed, which I’ve included in this post. Please let me know what you think and if you have any favorites!

One of my Pyrotechnic pieces is also included in the Winter Solstice Show at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. The opening reception is tonight from 6-8 pm (I unfortunately cannot attend) and the exhibition goes until December 23rd (hours are Tuesday-Sunday 12-4). There are over 120 pieces in the show from the same number of artists, so I’m sure there will be much to everyone’s liking.

And don’t forget that you can see five of my Pyrotechnic pieces in larger scale at the NEPR Showcase at the PRC Gallery on the BU Campus in Boston until December 20th…

"Pyrotechnic #82", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #82”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
"Pyrotechnic #84", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #84”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
"Pyrotechnic #85", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #85”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
"Pyrotechnic #86", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #86”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
"Pyrotechnic #88", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #88”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
"Pyrotechnic #89", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #89”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
"Pyrotechnic #90", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #90”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
"Pyrotechnic #91", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #91”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
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“Pyrotechnic #98”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

PRC NEPR Exhibition at Boston University

PRC NEPR installation

Thanks to all who came out for the opening on Friday night at the PRC in Boston! I enjoyed meeting many new people and I also greatly enjoyed seeing the work of the other artists included in the show. You can read two good reviews of the exhibit by the PRC’s Kaleigh Musgrove and another by Elin Spring. If you are interested in shows in the Boston area, Elin has a great collection of reviews of all kinds of fine art photography shows in the area, as well as other valuable content such as artist interviews, on her blog.

I love how the work was hung in the show – I also ended up with a pretty continuous space for my 5 24″x24″ pieces, as you can see from these two quick installation shots. You can find out more about the exhibition here (it extends until Dec. 20th) and you can see more of my Pyrotechnic series here.

If you make it to the show let me know what you think!

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New show at the PRC in Boston

"Pyrotechnic #46", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #46”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I’m very happy about an upcoming show down in Boston at the PRC Gallery on the Boston University campus. The exhibition is entitled the NEPR Showcase and features six photographers (including myself) who were in the Portfolio Walk at the New England Portfolio Reviews earlier this year.  You can find out more (and see the names and links for the other five photographers) here.

I have five large pieces (24″x24″) from my Pyrotechnic series that will be included in the show (all in this post) — I love how this work looks at that scale.

The exhibition opens November 14th and extends through December 20th, with a reception on Thursday, December 5th, from 6 – 7:30 pm. I’ll be at that reception so hopefully I’ll see some of you out there at that time… I can’t wait to see how it all looks installed and to see which work was chosen for the other photographers.

"Pyrotechnic #65", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #65”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
"Pyrotechnic #58", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #58”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
"Pyrotechnic #47", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #47”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
"Pyrotechnic #35", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #35”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.