Q&A With Connor McNicholas
Q: What Can you tell me about your background?
I grew up in New Jersey, about twenty minutes outside of New York City. My parents had a sailboat that they lived on before I was born. When I was young we would drive down the highway on weekends in the summer to take the boat out.
Q: Do you remember the first artwork you made – What / How / Why?
It’s hard to say, but I’m sure that it no longer exists.
The oldest work that I still have is a book made of unprocessed color photographic paper, because it was never fixed the paper recorded the traces of my hand and light during the process of its construction, and continued to change as it was handled during its exhibition.
Q: How do you see your works? : Painting, installation, sculpture or?
We tend to want to turn everything into language. The work deals more with the actual being, in the sense that it asks you to incorporate your body. Some of the parts make a space for the viewer to project, while the open frames allow a literal place for your body to complete.
Q: Can you tell me more about your routines and rituals in your daily practice?
Some days seem better than others. I walk the same path to the studio every afternoon, and try to take a different route home every night. I often wake up with my contacts still in, but then I’ll take them out.
Q: Can you let us in on some of the future projects, works?
Group exhibitions this year opening in Denmark, Germany, and Italy. Currently working on a solo show that will open at Super Dakota in the fall.
Link to artist page >>> Connor McNicholas
Link to Gallery >> Superdakota
Link to Gallery >> Berthold Pott