Birch Contemporary

Nicholas Pye: A Silent Storm

A Silent Storm is a body of work about memory, duration, and disappearance. Through the use of large-scale photographic images, video installation and embossed text works, the exhibition speaks about identity over time and notions of voluntary and involuntary disappearance.

The photographic self-portraits in the exhibition use masquerade to depict identity in flux between what is fixed and what is fading.  Additionally, the imagery in Rocker, A Silent Storm and Caught in Flight references recollections of masculinity and gentleness.  The text works are fragments of a poem written by the artist, while video installation The Mountain shows the nature of being: birth, life, death. This work, which is set on an infinite loop, cycles through the becoming and the departure of the anonymous subject.