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Among the pieces exclusive to this show are “Mother Figure,” an embodiment of domestic refuge that glows from inside, and “Daisy Cutter (Dreamsicle Cemetery).” The latter is a wall mounted memorial for children killed in overseas wars or on American streets, with half eaten ice pops substituting for graves on a green turf covered outcropping. For Nicholson, who grew up not far from the location of his current show, the idea of home contains both comfort and menace.


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