Nicholas Gaffney
treasure hunt
september 10 to october 11, 2004
opening: friday, september 10, 7-9 PM

plus ultra gallery is very pleased to present “treasure hunt,” the first solo exhibition by new york artist nicholas gaffney. in a witty and beautiful new series of landscape photographs, gaffney explores the notions of purity and “natural” in pristine environments. through the sometimes subtle, sometimes humorous placements of junk food items like marshmallows or guacamole chips in nature, he invites the viewer to imagine these objects have always been there, waiting to be discovered, if one were to only look for them.

paying homage to the tradition of natural landscapes as subject, gaffney introduces objects into these settings as means of creating a new reality and ever-so-fleetingly owning them. in gaffney’s world, pretzels become logs, mallomars become stones on a beach, or pink snoballs become exotic blooms or strange fungi among lush foilage. in many of these works the introduced items are all but imperceptible. in others what the object is takes some time to recognize. in all of the photographs, visual puns disarm the viewer and momentarily offer a window into a delightful vision where natural beauty is magical and wondrous.

for more information about contact joshua a. stern or ed winkleman at 718-387-3844 or info@plusultragallery.com

nicholas gaffney
treasure hunt
september 10 to october 11, 2004
opening: friday, september 10, 7-9 PM

Nicholas Gaffney

Treasure Hunt
September 10 - October 11, 2004
Opens September 10, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Works

Treasure Hunt (Sno Balls)

Nicholas Gaffney, Treasure Hunt (Sno Balls), 2004


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