Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
CHRISTIAN NICOLAY

Actions of Mass Construction

May 4 - May 22, 2004


Christian Nicolay - Sundays
Sundays
6 x 6 Inches  
mixed media
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actions of mass construction (ak"shenz)-(uv)-(mas)-(ken-struk"shen)   (n.)'s
1, a process of building or arranging disregarded material into something regarded, regarding the disregarded.  2, an assemblage of incongruous material that transforms into one coherent mass.  3, using an object for another purpose other than its specific function.  4, a method of spontaneous and uncertain experimentation. 

It may be difficult to understand why I would change or modify
The specific function of one thing by taking it apart
Or assembling it incongruously with something else.
It is not a matter of understanding that I am searching for.
But rather, these explorations are a means for ending up in a place
I do not know how to get to
through logical investigations.
That place being
A systematically confused free associative playground
resulting in unfamiliar discourse through unrestrained playfulness.
 I am efficient in order to play with inefficiency more often
Systematically confusing myself with the nature of ones thing and its opposite

When we view the world as complete chaos, it is next to impossible to realize that it is also completely ordered simultaneously at the same time.  Because I use chance, accidents, and completely chaotic processes of mark making or finding materials in my work, I find myself battling with the idea that night and day are opposites, yet they flow in and out of one another everyday.

Without humor, absurdity, or chance
I could not wake up in the mornings
But, without structure, conscious goals, or practice
I would be lost

 Working in many mediums
Makes me mindful more often
Meaning,
I may multiply 3 x 4
And end up with 13.


 




Christian Nicolay - Self portrait as the guy who broke the fence
Self portrait as the guy who broke the fence
50 x 38 Inches  
mixed media on paper

2002



Christian Nicolay - A Horse Walks Into a Bar
A Horse Walks Into a Bar
44 x 30 Inches  
mixed media
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Christian Nicolay - The Queen's horse has a throat
The Queen's horse has a throat
30 x 22 Inches  
mixed media
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Christian Nicolay - Cow-car out of luck milk seat
Cow-car out of luck milk seat
11 x 12 Inches  
mixed media



Christian Nicolay - The Dentist
The Dentist
8 x 6 Inches  
mixed media on paper



Christian Nicolay - Leaning against a 1950's pillow
Leaning against a 1950's pillow
44 x 30 Inches  
mixed media on paper



Christian Nicolay - Self Portrait
Self Portrait
72 x 48 Inches  
mixed media on board
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Christian Nicolay - Without the Smith
Without the Smith
47 x 31.5 Inches  
mixed media on paper
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Christian Nicolay - Constructivism
Constructivism
50 x 38 Inches  
mixed media on paper
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Christian Nicolay - Actions of mass construction #2
Actions of mass construction #2
8 x 12 Inches  
mixed media



Christian Nicolay - Trimming G.W. Bush
Trimming G.W. Bush
44 x 30 Inches  
mixed media on paper
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Christian Nicolay - Mass
Mass
30 x 22 Inches  
mixed media on paper
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Christian Nicolay - Detritus cap wars
Detritus cap wars
7 x 4.5 Inches  
mixed media on paper



Christian Nicolay - Without the Smith
Without the Smith
47 x 31.5 Inches  
mixed media on paper
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Christian Nicolay - Honeysuckle rose
Honeysuckle rose
10.5 x 17 Inches  
mixed media



Christian Nicolay - ILE
ILE
5.5 x 4 Inches  
mixed media



Christian Nicolay - Le Hot Anglais
Le Hot Anglais
8.5 x 4.5 x 1 Inches  
mixed media



Christian Nicolay - Lost Tennant
Lost Tennant
8.5 x 5.5 x 1 Inches  
mixed media



Christian Nicolay - Be like Mum, she has sense
Be like Mum, she has sense
7.5 x 5 Inches  
mixed media on paper



Christian Nicolay - Port
Port
18 x 12 Inches  
mixed media on paper
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Christian Nicolay - See-threw
See-threw
10.5 x 8 Inches  
mixed media on paper
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Christian Nicolay - Ra-Raw Suzy with a saw
Ra-Raw Suzy with a saw
18 x 12.5 Inches  
mixed media on paper
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Christian Nicolay - Twanee Stone constructing Mass
Twanee Stone constructing Mass
10.5 x 7.5 Inches  
mixed media on paper
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Christian Nicolay - Actions of Mass Construction #1
Actions of Mass Construction #1
7.5 x 10 Inches  
mixed media

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