Nothing is happening at the xpozure gallery on Danbury Road. More accurately, “kNothing, A Brief History” is, and this fascinating installation piece by conceptual artist and RISD grad Nomi Mishkin will give visitors much to ponder. Imagine that you live in Brooklyn and that three of your four bedroom walls are coated with black chalkboard paint. What would you write on the walls—a shopping list, a motivating message, “Have a terrific day”? Mishkin covered her walls with art and then commissioned giant nine-by-12-foot photomurals of them. The work is comprised of three pieces. The “kNothing” wall is blank and resembles an architectural blueprint, roadmap, and sewing pattern combined. The “Something” wall is a montage of interconnected phrases and snippets of history and philosophy. “I consider most of my works to be books, even though they take on the form of sculpture,” says Mishkin.
How did this up-and-coming art star end up in Wilton? Gallery owner Ed Romer saw her work and knew he wanted to showcase her talent. “Nomi is a visionary young artist with an extraordinary future. Her obsession with bizarre historical process is dear to my heart.”
“kNothing” at xpozure gallery until mid-March, 530 Danbury Rd., Wilton, 203-529-1278. xpozure.org.