The Nilson Gallery is a 900 square foot space, featuring solo exhibitions from our New Jersey Emerging Artists Series, a unique and exciting program for NJ artists who have never had a one-person show of their work in our state. In addition to our Emerging Artists Series, the Nilson Gallery features community-based collaborative exhibitions and exhibits that highlight the talents of our artist members. While closed due to safety precautions, the Monmouth Museum has set up a Virtual Nilson Gallery to continue to support local artists and the community.
September 23 - October 23, 2022
Photography is a navigational tool. It is both a means of exploration and rumination. A camera to explore the outside world, and the darkroom to explore the world within.
I find inspiration in the alchemy of early photographic processes. It is an organic medium - emulsifying metals, making impressions with light, and using chemicals to start a reaction. This unexpected nature allows me to surprise myself with what is created. I’m left with questions that only lead to more questions.
I am more focused on the print as this is when a photograph takes on a tangible form and comes to life. It is a practice that is ignored in a digital world. By investigating traditional photography, I intend to keep it alive not by preserving it as it was introduced, but rather by adapting it to fit a contemporary frame.
MUSEUM GALLERY HOURS ARE
TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY • 10AM-4PM