All works P a u l M. N i c h o l s o n 2002 - 2019

Persuasive Devices

On view at Cedar Crest College's Center for Visual Research September 4 - October 22, 2018













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Monitor [right] I Love Long Walks on the Beach, 2018, Digital video, 4:45 minutes click here to see an excerpt .



Bathroom Mirror, 2018, oil on canvas, 12 x 18"




Maid of the Mist, 2018 7 x 4', oil on canvas






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Ce n'est pas un jeu, 2018 8 x 8', mirrors, chains, glass balls


All images are a kind of lie, and even our own photographs tell only a version of the truth.
Through the images we author and share, we attend to the fictions of our lives.
I use found photography as a point of departure to explore our curated autobiographical mythologies.

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All works P a u l M. N i c h o l s o n 2002 - 2019
see a previous research project that led into this work called Meet your Representatives


reference artists/works/things I'm looking at: John Baldessari, George Condo, Amedeo Modigliani, Frida Kahlo, Elizabeth Peyton, Pussy Riot, Cindy Sherman, Ryan Trecartin, Andy Warhol [screen tests], instagram/facebook/et al.