Artist Talk: Petra Nimtz and Lindsay Packer

Thurs. October 8, 7pm

Member artist Petra Nimtz and +/- Project Space artist Lindsay Packer led us on a tour of their exhibitions and talked about their works on view as well as their process.

spacetime
Lindsay Packer, installation view of spacetime
on view through November 9, 2015.

Petra Nimtz
Petra Nimtz, installation view of Everything Is the Same, Nothing Is the Same
on view through October 12, 2015.

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Petra Nimtz was born and raised in Germany. After extensive years of traveling, she emigrated to Canada in 2002 calling Vancouver her home. It was only here that she eventually started painting. After having studied at the Art Students League in New York over periods of time in 2006/2007, the influences of the New York School began to evolve in her work. Since then her work has been shown and is collected in the United States, Canada and Europe. She currently works and lives in Woodstock, New York.

Lindsay Packer investigates light, color, and perception in videos and light-based interactive installations and environments. She coaxes cinematic vignettes from ordinary objects and uses color and light to reveal structural undercurrents, patterns, and correspondences within the everyday. The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to India in Installation Art, Packer has twice been an Artist in Residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and has participated in numerous residencies including The Millay Colony for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Wassaic Project, and The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. As a 2014 resident at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, she created a large-scale, interactive light installation, Prism Palace, now in the museum’s permanent collection. Her work has been included in numerous group shows and was recently on view in a solo show at the Re Institute in Millerton, NY. Packer received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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