May 21st to 30th, 2014
New York based artist Nick Kline is at Artexte for a week-long research residency from May 21st to 30th. Kline’s research will involve a wandering process through the collection, searching for publications that explore processes of frottage (rubbings), castings, contact prints and other techniques used to make direct impressions. Within this wandering, Kline further seeks themes related to psychological trauma and efforts to document and transcend physical place. Kline’s residency overlaps with his exhibition in Montreal at Occurrence, Stony Bottom Rocky Point, which features an artist’s book, photographs, video, and sculptural rubber mold castings from a village in Quebec. His research at Artexte will serve as the foundation of a forthcoming curatorial project in 2015, as well as the first publication of a small press he is creating at Rutgers University to seek out projects with similar approaches and themes.
In addition to his exhibition projects, Nick Kline has published several artists’ books. His publications can be found at Printed Matter, and are in permanent collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Artexte and Banff Centre. He resides in New York, NY and is an Assistant Professor, Photography, Department of Arts, Culture and Media at Rutgers University-Newark.