James Nares

James Nares

James Nares

BORN IN  LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 1953
CURRENTLY LIVES AND WORKS IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Over the course of a five-decade career, Nares has investigated, challenged, and expanded the boundaries of his multi-media practice that encompasses film, music, painting, photography, and performance.  He continues to employ various media to explore physicality, motion, and the unfolding of time.

Since 2009, his film and video based work has been executed with cameras capable of shooting at extremely high frame-rates per second, which, when played back, slow down ordinary movements to a speed that allows the viewer to perceive infinitesimally small details. STREET, inspired by the "actualities" films of Edison, the Lumieres, and other early filmmakers, applies this extreme slow-motion technology to shots taken from a moving car of the neighborhoods and denizens of Manhattan. The more recent Portraits, on the other hand, consist entirely of long takes, in medium-close-up, of friends, family, and collaborators.  Gestures and facial expressions that would ordinarily register subliminally become intensely dramatic moments. 

This artist is referred to as James Nares and with the pronoun 'he/his' in all written materials: this is at the request of Jamie Nares, who is now public with her gender identity. (Addendum: June 2019)

 

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 “Nares: Moves,” Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI “James Nares: Monuments,” Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

“Street: James Nares,” Museo Mate, Lima, Peru

 

2017 “Street and Pendulum by James Nares,” Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR

“James Nares: In the City,” alongside “Helen Levitt: In the Street,” Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI


2016 “James Nares: Portraits,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY


2014 “James Nares: High Speed Drawings,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

“James Nares’ Street,” National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
“Street,” alongside Morton Feldman’s String Quartet, Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany
“Street,” Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
“Street,” North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
“Street by James Nares,” alongside “Helen Levitt: In the Street,” Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA “Street,” Sundance Film Festival, New Frontiers Program, Park City, UT

 

2013 “Street,” Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH “Road Paint,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

“Street,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

 

2012 “New Media Series – James Nares: Street,” St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MI

“Street,” The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

“James Nares, 1976: Films and Other Works,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

 

2011 “The Films of James Nares,” IFC CENTER, New York, NY

 

2010 “New Paintings and a Film,” Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

2009 “James Nares, New Paintings, New Video: Element Number One,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

“James Nares,” Galleria Arnes Y Roepke, Madrid, Spain 2008 Galerie Stefan Roepke, Cologne, Germany

Sebastian Guinness Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

“James Nares: Motion Pictures,” Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY 2007 Galerie Stefan Roepke, Cologne, Germany

Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

2005 “New Paintings and Chronophotographs,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

Goss Gallery, Dallas, TX

 

2004 “New Paintings,” Hamiltons Gallery, London, United Kingdom 2003 Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY 2002 G Fine Art, Washington D.C.

Hamiltons Gallery, London, CA

Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2001 Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

 

1999 Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

Galerie Thomas von Lintel & Nusser, Munich, Germany
“James Nares: Tetragram,” Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA Galeria Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain

 

1998 Galeria Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain 1997 Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

Galerie Thomas von Lintel, Munich, Germany

Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI 1996 Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY 1995 Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY 1993 Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

1989 “Drawings,” Fawbush Gallery, New York, NY

 

1988 Michael Klein, Inc., New York, NY

 

1987 “1983-1987,” Fawbush Gallery, New York, NY 1986 Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY

 

1985 Patrick Fox Gallery, New York, NY

 

1984 Cable Gallery, New York, NY