Alexander Nesbitt’s art making career falls roughly into three segments. The sculptural collage works came first, shortly after his time at Pratt Institute. As his shooting skills progressed Nesbitt found success in years of travel and documentary shooting. These classic single images form his largest body of work and are available printed as traditional archival paper prints and other substrates prints, all in limited editions.
More recently Nesbitt has returned to hand coating rigid panels, in a sense taking control of the surface again but this time with the single frames. This new work exhibits a pronounced hand made technique on a metal panel in his ‘hand coated metal print’ series.
The three dimensional sculptural panel photographic works are comprised of a series of images shot at varying angles such that they might form a composite image. The printed images are epoxy coated and adhered to rigid panels. These are bolted together with the individual images angled from one another in a series of fragmented planes, creating a piece which gently arcs around the viewer and stands proud of the wall.
Below is a large collage called “Abandonment” on Epoxy coated plywood panels. This was first exhibited in a solo show in the Newport Art Museum Ilgenfritz gallery in 2003 , was in storage for years, and is now available at the studio/Blink Gallery The image depicts a mysterious view of the largely unknown “Redoubt” at Fort Adams in Newport.