Christopher Nitsche: Liminal Ship II
December 15, 2018 – December 8, 2019
Christopher Nitsche creates sculptures, drawings and temporary installations that evoke the visual and metaphorical attributes of ships; a pursuit he started in 1995. This installation continues a series of site works exploring the ship as a carrier of memory objects. The hull-side is composed of re-purposed lumber, which has an extant history of previous use. Most of the wood comes from debris after Hurricanes Mathew and Irma.
Nitsche has had over 70 solo and group shows, throughout America, Montenegro and Japan. The State Art Councils of New Hampshire and Colorado recognized his work with Fellowship Grants for Artistic Merit. Recent solo exhibitions include the 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida and the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah, Georgia, the Spartanburg Art Museum, the Indigo Sky Community Gallery, and Waterworks Visual Arts Center Museum. He participated as a Visiting Artist creating installations at the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Bridgewater State University, and Texas Woman’s University. Nitsche is currently a Professor of Foundation Studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design teaching classes in design and sculpture.