Lecture by Tucker Nichols

Presented as part of the Painting Lecture Series
April 8, 2010 7:00 pm
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus

1111 Eighth Street

Free and open to the public.
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Tucker Nichols uses low-tech materials to depict things that once meant something to someone: anonymous buildings, slouching monuments, fragments of found text, or maps without any sense of scale. Much of his work borders on abstraction, as if the presented subject has been left behind for so long it is no longer recognizable.

Where his work appears is also critical, as in the case of a drawing to accompany an op-ed piece in the New York Times or an onsite office wall drawing in the form of a brainstorming session gone horribly wrong.

Nichols has had recent solo shows at ZieherSmith Gallery in New York; Gallery 16 in San Francisco; and the Kunstpanorama in Luzern, Switzerland. His work has been featured at the Drawing Center and John Connelly Presents in New York and Rocket Gallery in Tokyo. His drawings have been published in McSweeney's, The Thing Quarterly, in the op-ed section of the New York Times, and featured in publications by Nieves Books and J&L Books.

He was recently commissioned by the de Young Museum in San Francisco to be its first roving artist in residence. He is currently in residence in the Project Space at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito.

Nichols has a BA from Brown University and an MA from Yale University. He lives near San Francisco.