The Marquee series was created out of a growing awareness of the effect of so much advertising in our everyday lives.
It acknowledges both the ridiculous nature of this phenomenon, as well as the unintentional moments of beauty which can be found in these often absurd juxtapositions.
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City Pages Preview of "CREATE * DESTROY * REPEAT"
Ruben Nusz's meditations on the slippery nature of this mortal coil would be arresting even if they weren't so goddamn big. Memento Mori Series #2, a 34-inch by 48-inch digital C-print, depicts before-and-after scenes of a squirrel: first, on its hind legs doing squirrely things, then as horizontal road kill. Just as substantial, but considerably gentler on the imagination, Jonathan Nelson's Marquee #12 finds the long time Some Assembly Required host and "Festival of Appropriation" curator resurrecting the ruins of an old theater marquee, its bulbs reconfigured in elaborate, snowflake-like patterns. What the artists share is an enduring interest in the transitory. Whether you find more cause for regret in a flattened rodent or a neglected marquee probably says more about you than it does the art.
- Rod Smith (City Pages, September 13, 2006)
"Cycles" (Escape Mechanism VIDEO)
Theater Series #8
Theater Series #3
What I Did Yesterday
I Would Stay Awake
What A Day
Theater Series #7
Theater Series #4