Nick Larsen

Region: MFA Annual

Working with textiles led my work to a kind of no-man’s-land between sculpture and image, material form and printed surface. While mining this territory, I discovered and (partially) excavated new veins: camouflage as a link between landscape and clothing, color as a way to think through both turn-ons and naming conventions. As content, these ideas come in and out of focus in the work and merge with other precoccupations: the aesthetics and myths of the American West, hanky code and other material signals, vestiges and artifacts, anti-milestones, punk merch, queer nostalgia, parallel histories, mapping as a response to feeling lost, and the meaningful human activity that transforms a place into a site.