Nick Albertson

One-Hundred Count

on view April 5 – June 15, 2014

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Rubber bands, plastic straws, paper napkins, and other various everyday household items are the basis of my artistic practice.

In my work I strip utilitarian objects of their functions, repurposing them to create visceral experiences. Items with little visual intrigue are organized so as to have a powerful aesthetic impact.

The tension between the inherent uniformity of the mass-produced everyday materials I engage with and my subsequent arrangement of them drives my practice. My photographs borrow from the tradition of the Readymade as well as from the exalted subjectivity of Modernist painting and sculptures.

– Nick Albertson, 2014


Nick Albertson (b. 1983, Boston, Massachusetts) received his MFA in Photography at Columbia College Chicago. He received his BA in Photography from Bard College in 2006. His work has been exhibited in Chicago, Portland, Seattle, and New York as well as internationally at the Pingyao International Photo Festival. He is represented by Aspect/Ratio Projects in Chicago.