Opening Reception: August 8, 6-9 PM
Artist’s Talk: August 8 at 6:30 PM
Flatiron Project Space
133/141 W 21st Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10011
BFA Visual & Critical Studies and the Flatiron Project Space present Land, an exhibition of recent works by Jonathas Nazareth (VCS 2014). The exhibition, running from August 3rd-25th, will have an opening reception on Tuesday August 8th, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 PM, with an artist’s talk at 6:30 PM. The artist has provided the following statement about his work:
Where do we go from here?
I was listening to “Land,” from Patti Smith’s album “Horses” while I rummaged through the basement of the Strand in search of an old book that I could use as a sketchbook. While Patti serendipitously sang the words, “there is no land but the land, no sea, but the sea, there is no keeper of the key…” I came across a 1970 world Atlas. I noticed that some of the territories were different; their names, borders, and political systems had changed since then, yet the land itself remained the same. Why were the forms that delineated each body so abstract and seemingly arbitrary? You could look at the land as a whole, or you could accept the imaginary lines drawn into it. In the midst of such environmental, political, and economical disquiet, how is it that the configuration of these lines, forms, and colors (an exercise of the arts) informed so much of human experience today? These questions helped me create this body of work that looks at the transitory systems that govern the fate of the once-permanent land.