Nolan Preece has referred to his work as chemical painting, and he has adapted techniques from photography’s infancy and invented his own new methods for creating images.  In his chemigrams, the artist works with resists and photographic chemicals for developing and fixing the image to achieve a wide range of complex, fascinating effects, which are then digitally enhanced.  They move as if of their own volition to form imaginal domains and virtual vistas, which shift from fluid to concrete, are abstract yet enigmatically charged.  A resident of Reno for over 25 years, Nolan’s work can be found in numerous public collections, including the Nevada Museum of Art, Nevada Arts Council, and the University of Nevada.