Timothy Nolan – Downtown – 08/14/2013

After eighteen years at PØST, Tim Nolan is now part of a large studio collective, just in the Loop, on the Southeast side of downtown.  Using origami-like shapes to reveal his affinity for design and architectural elements, Nolan’s work ranges from small wall pieces all the way to larger than life sculptures.  The work’s reflective surfaces pull the viewer into the piece and, as you walk around them, become “moving drawings”.  Recently, Nolan has been creating collages with a combination of star maps, landscape photographs and art deco patterns, creating “inventive landscapes”.   While at the studio, Nolan shared a book of collages he created in New York in 1987 from found flyers and wheat paste mostly.  You can view scans of his recent collage work here.