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Lori Nix and Lisa Kokin Exhibits Open at Jenkins Johnson Gallery

- In the Galleries: Artists and Photographers

Jenkins Johnson Gallery
www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com
521 West 26th Street, Floor 5
New York, NY 10001
212.629.0707

Lori Nix
Works from Shadows of the City and Other Series

Lisa Kokin
Fruit of the Broom

March 8 – April 21, 2007


Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
March 8, 2007


Jenkins Johnson Gallery was established in San Francisco in 1996 and in 2005 opened a sister gallery in Chelsea, New York. Well known for their stable of Realist painters, the galleries recently have initiated developing their contemporary photography curriculum. Artists represented now include: Gerald Förster, Laura Karetzky, Misty Keasler, Lori Nix, and William Wylie. Moreover, the New York gallery opened its 2006 season with a show that presented over 100 works by Roy DeCarava. The Gallery's goal is to continue to strive to find and show a diverse range of contemporary photography and video. (Press Notes)

I happened upon the Opening Reception for the two new gallery shows at Jenkins Johnson Gallery, because this seemed to be the night for new gallery shows on West 26th Street in Chelsea, and I was lucky to see a crowd entering this building, filled with fascinating galleries. I was immediately welcomed by the warm and very professional Karen Jenkins-Johnson and introduced to Lori Nix and Lisa Kokin, two artists of very contrasting genres. Lori Nix is a photographer and artist, who creates dioramas in her Manhattan apartment out of found and purchased objects. These dioramas depict such settings as NY museums, insects, and Kansas, with clashes between beauty and disaster. She actually purchases dead insects and dollhouse furniture, while also clipping magazines and culling trash heaps to create her dioramas for photographic images.

Lisa Kokin exhibits her sculpture projects, made with wood, iron, discarded books, and other found objects, all of which have socio-political messages that fascinate the viewer and resonate with the news of the day. I recommend visiting Jenkins Johnson Gallery to see the artwork below, as well as the two complete exhibits.



Lisa Kokin and Karen Jenkins-Johnson
Photo courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery



Surprise, 2006
Mixed media and found book sculpture
7.75 x 4.75 x 2.5
Photo courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery



Waldo’s Killing, 2006
Mixed media book collage
10.5 x 1.5 x 10.5
Photo courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery



Morning Resolutions, 2006
Mixed media and found book sculpture
5.5 x 4 x 3
Photo courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery



How Do Men Get Oil?, 2006
Mixed media book collage
16 x 1 x 20
Photo courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery



El Amor a la Verdad, 2006
Mixed media book collage
14 x 1 x 16
Photo courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery



Majestic from Shadows of the City, 2006
48 x 67
Photo courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery



Aquarium from Shadows of the City
48 x 63
Photo courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery



Museum of Art from Shadows of the City
48 x 63
Photo courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery



Parade from Lost
18 x 50
Photo courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery



Wasps from Insecta Magnifica
30 x 40
Photo courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery




For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net