KNIGHT NOLAN HITS HIS TARGET
TARGET IS A PIECE BY NOLAN GEORGAKOPOLOUS
When I undertook curating a series of installations for Gallery 1313’s Windowbox gallery, I made a conscious decision that I wanted to go off the usual path to find some of my artists
As with the November Windowbox installation THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE, TARGET does not come from a traditional source; rather than work with an established artist, I chose to work with a five-year-old boy who had never done anything for public display before.
I’ve known Nolan since he was a baby, and have always been taken with both the originality and specificity of his artistic ideas – for shapes, and colours, and how things fit together – that made him my first choice when I wanted to feature a kid’s art in the Windowbox.
With a collection of found objects that I thought Nolan might find interesting, and free reign to create whatever he wanted, what has emerged in TARGET is a true reflection of him – a self-portrait in a way, that features King and Queen representations of his parents, as well as himself in a Knight’s role.
What was fascinating to me in working with Nolan to create his piece, is that the process was exactly how I might collaborate and communicate with artists of any age. TARGET may be his first effort to create something for what he calls an “art stadium,” but it’s clear that he’s already tapped into a universal artistic urge.
Lisa Anita Wegner