Nicolas Provost, Belgian, born 1969. Suspension, 2007. 4:50 minutes. B&W and color, silent. Courtesy of Video Data Bank,, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


February 1, 2022 - February 28, 2022

Security Credit Union Gallery

Letting go of realist constraints, this sequence of mirror-images dives into a cosmic ocean of ever-metamorphosing baroque circumvolutions in which our minds try to capture reassuring forms before letting the ghostly demons blur our vision. The work of Nicolas Provost walks the fine line between dualities, balancing fiction and fine arts, the grotesque and the moving, the beautiful and the cruel. His works provoke both recognition and alienation and succeed in pulling audience expectations into an unraveling game of mystery and abstraction. Time and form are manipulated, cinematographic and narrative language is analyzed, accents are shifted, and new stories are told.