Skin • Nicole Coson

Jun 30 to Jul 29, 2017 • Upstairs Gallery

The works in the exhibit span four years of Coson’s everyday life. The photographs were taken prematurely before a particular event, and instead of a precise capturing of held poses and framed landscapes, the resulting pictures are suspended in a flurry of stretched lights, flashing limbs, a finger on the flash, and blurred figures.

Coson’s arresting of lost details render spaces anonymous, evoking an open story which both allow and resist definition. Within the exhibit, these selected memories are reassembled chronologically spanning four years. Each frame clocks a fraction of a second, but arranged together encapsulates years. Each snapshot is one blink away from its event, but is a product of the same experience never to be repeated again, yet rest like spectres in the mind on a distant yet perpetual loop.

The exhibit explores a strain of ideas within Coson’s practice, particularly in her monotype printmaking, of capturing the phantom. Though photographs are reproducible, versus monotype prints, which are laid on a plate to create a unique impression, these figures in suspension consider the legitimacy of the accidental image as a kind of documentary photography.

Artworks from the Show

27 December 2013, 12:30

27 December 2013, 12:30, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

3 March 2014, 19:08

3 March 2014, 19:08, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

13 August 2014, 18:25

13 August 2014, 18:25, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

15 August 2014, 19:12

15 August 2014, 19:12, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

25 August 2014, 10:50

25 August 2014, 10:50, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

15 April 2015, 01:23

15 April 2015, 01:23, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

17 September 2015, 22:50

17 September 2015, 22:50, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

18 October 2015, 23:45

18 October 2015, 23:45, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

5 November 2015, 11:17

5 November 2015, 11:17, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

3 January 2016, 08:46

3 January 2016, 08:46, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

18 May 2016, 22:21

18 May 2016, 22:21, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

30 July 2016, 21:20

30 July 2016, 21:20, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

20 August 2016, 19:29

20 August 2016, 19:29, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

22 October 2016,22:37

22 October 2016,22:37, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

21 November 2016, 00:50

21 November 2016, 00:50, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

21 December 2016, 12:23

21 December 2016, 12:23, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

16 March 2017, 22:43

16 March 2017, 22:43, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

21 March 2017, 23:41

21 March 2017, 23:41, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

4 June 2017, 14:16

4 June 2017, 14:16, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in

6 June 2017, 04:29

6 June 2017, 04:29, Nicole Coson, 2017, Giclee print on etching paper, 15×11 in