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In this work, Nicholson combines collage and painting to investigate different methods of pictorial representation. Sections of newspaper are used to represent a plate with two fish on the left, and a mug on the right. Another piece of newspaper, marked with the title Le Quotidien, appears to straightforwardly represent a newspaper on a table. More ambiguously, the paper doily may represent a second plate, or simply a paper doily. By creating these playful illusions, Nicholson presents everyday perception as fluid and uncertain.

September 2004