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Nava Gidanian- Kagan

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Uncategorized |

The Jewish Museum of New Jersey Sunday, March 3, 20194:00 PM Sunday, May 5, 20194:00 PMThe Jewish Museum of New Jersey145 BroadwayNewark, NJ 07104USA (map)Google Calendar  ICS Nava Gidanian-Kagan Unfolding Curated by Matthew Gosser March 3 – May 3, 2019 A Solo show by Nava Gidanian-Kagan. “The core subject of my work is the nature of impermanence and its manifestation in our daily life. Coming from an Iranian family, moving from Israel, where life and death are a daily struggle; I knowthat life is precious. “Written in Skin” series is painted in layers of wax and oil, emulating a memory of the body and its fragility. Abstracted within the figure; I am...

Zahra Nazari Studios Newsletter Upcoming Exhibitions, Artist Residencies, and Publications

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Uncategorized |

  *Stunned*. That’s how I felt the first time I saw The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai in person at the Metropolitan Museum a few years ago. The love of that piece has been with me since. From its influence, I knew I wanted to explore the Japanese woodblock print style one day! Well, today is the day that I want to share great news with you: I have been awarded a scholarship in Printmaking from Manhattan Graphics Center, where I will be focusing on Japanese Woodblock Prints! The scholarship is for 8 weeks and starts today. I will have full access to the print shop for the entire year,...

BECOMING ENCOUNTERS: Sympoietic Agents of Unseen Atmospheres  by Chellis Baird and Alida Sun

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in Uncategorized |

October 2018 BECOMING ENCOUNTERS: Sympoietic Agents of Unseen Atmospheres  by Chellis Baird and Alida Sun Light, textiles, code, architecture, painting, and sound merge in immersive assemblages that anticipate human behavior in the age of algorithms. What is the manifestation of our actions in a mixed reality where borders between the intangible and physical transform and disintegrate? Conjuring the invisible, quasi-mythological entities that increasingly shape our digital worlds and collective experience, generative forms illuminate and set in motion woven compositions that twist and flow between 2- and 3-dimensional planes throughout the exhibit. From artist-driven code frameworks and real time sensory feedback, the surrounding environment never assumes the same form twice....