The Theater series is based on recurring dreams, combining elements from various old movie houses I’ve become familiar with over the years.
In various stages of disrepair, though occasionally still showing films, this amalgamated theater functions as a labyrinth of memories. The Theater series is an attempt to recreate the feelings these dreams inspire.
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Theater Series #7 is on display at Patrick's Cabaret, in Minneapolis.
(3010 Minnehaha Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN 55406 - 612 724 6273)
“The Theater Series evokes snippets of the stage with bits of costume and curtain. Electricity aids (the) pieces by providing light, with glowing incandescent bulbs that warm the viewer with their intensity. ...Inside a gallery, the sculpture achieves lovely absurdity.”
(Valerie Valentine, Southside Pride)
“Nelson’s work is startling in its capacity to capture things from the past. This evocative power is most evident in his “theater series.” The emotional appeal hinges on the loving placement of each object. From the smallest lighter to the largest film reel case, each object is imbued with history. Just imagine you were on a hunt for sunken treasure and suddenly came upon a chest of jewels. Nelson’s work captures what you might feel: that combination of wonder and sadness for things that were once shiny and adored.”
(Natasha Walter, Pulse of the Twin Cities)
"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