From Adam Ryder’s article regarding “Nix + Gerber,” a short video produced by Robert Hall and Hol Nonig, for American Photo:
Lori Nix, who we profiled back in 2014, and her partner Kathleen Gerber, are still hard at work crafting the intricate dioramas that they later photograph to make haunting images of abandoned cities. While the Lori Nix has been the face of duo’s endeavors for some years, Gerber, who has helped sculpt the detailed models is starting to get some recognition of her own. The two reveal the enormous effort and sometimes unglamorous work at the heart of their practice in a short web documentary by Robert Hall and Nol Honig.
Both artists seem to have divided up their tasks according to their respective skill sets — Nix makes the broad strokes, cutting and forming the larger aspects of the dioramas, while Gerber painstakingly constructs the smaller elements. Some of her efforts are barely noticeable in the photographs that are later made of their table-top models, but add the remarkable degree of verisimilitude that makes their work so captivating.
View the full article, with a link to the video “Nix + Gerber”
Browse the series “The City” at ClampArt
Browse all of Lori Nix’s work at ClampArt