Artist Nicholas Tisdale featured at Marian Acree Tucker Gallery
Excised, a new exhibit at the Marian Acree Tucker Gallery at Judson College in Marion, Ala., features original works by printmaker Nicholas Tisdale. The show opened September 13, 2016 and continues through October 2, 2016.
Tisdale’s work investigates the trust and legitimacy associated with manufactured images and how materials handed out from authoritative sources often have an artificial power that obscures ulterior messages. “I am interested in the relationship of [political and historical] figures and the messages they try to convey to the viewer,” says Tisdale.
In his work, Tisdale mimics the “aesthetic of mass-production” through various analog and digital methods. “I then manually wear away the main subject through sanding, erasing, and scraping,” he says. “The removal of the central figures calls attention to the manufactured meaning of the portraits.”
Tisdale has exhibited throughout the southeast and central United States and internationally in Europe. He received his BFA at the University of Montevallo and his MA and MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tisdale currently teaches as adjunct professor in the Judson College Art Department.
For more information about the work or the artist, contact Jamie Adams at 334.683.5251.
Featured image: Artist Nicholas Tisdale (right) speaks with Dr. Thomas Wilson (left) at the opening reception for “Excised”. Photo by Sarah Green.