On the sidewalks of a courtyard, Nicholas Fraser presents an ephemeral installation based on two characters in Gogol’s work “Nevsky Prospect.” Each of the texts is written with chalk powder and smear and washed away as visitors walk over them. Almost immediately, the texts begin to disintegrate and become unclear before disappearing forever.
Nicholas Fraser was born in the U.K. and now lives and works in Brooklyn. Fraser’s ephemeral installations were recently featured at the Flux Factory, the Bronx Art Space and in the exhibition Escape from New York in a former silk dying factory in Paterson, NJ. Fraser’s semi-invisible wall texts were featured in Mixed Messages at La Mama La Galeria and at Taller Boricua. His work has been exhibited at Jack the Pelican Gallery (Brooklyn) and Brain Factory (Seoul) and Eyedrum Gallery (Atlanta). Fraser earned an MFA at the School of Visual Art and completed a residency at the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 2008.nicholasfraser.com