Images from Jonathas Nazareth’s upcoming exhibition Land, opening August 3rd in the Flatiron Project Space

In advance of his upcoming solo exhibition Land, VCS alumnus Jonathas Nazareth has sent us images of four of the paintings that will be on display. Here they are, followed by the exhibition announcement. Land will open in the Flatiron Project Space this Thursday, August 3rd, with a reception and artist’s talk scheduled for Tuesday the 8th.

 

Sea of Horses, 2017 38.5" x 25.5" Acrylic, Watercolor, and Oil on Rice Paper

Sea of Horses, 2017
38.5″ x 25.5″
Acrylic, Watercolor, and Oil on Rice Paper

 

A Free Man Cannot Suffer? 2017 16.25” x12” Acrylic and Watercolor on Paper

A Free Man Cannot Suffer? 2017
16.25” x12”
Acrylic and Watercolor on Paper

 

A Map of Nowhere at All, 2018 27.5” x 19.75” Acrylic and Watercolor on Paper

A Map of Nowhere at All, 2018
27.5” x 19.75”
Acrylic and Watercolor on Paper

 

Motherland, 2017 38.5" x 25.5" Acrylic, Watercolor, and Oil on Rice Paper

Motherland, 2017
38.5″ x 25.5″
Acrylic, Watercolor, and Oil on Rice Paper

 

LAND

August 3-25 / 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:
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Where do we go from here?
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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.
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The Flatiron Project Space, created and founded by the Visual & Critical Studies department, is located on the ground floor of 133/141 West 21st Street. The gallery invites VCS students, along with other departments at SVA, to realize curatorial projects that highlight our rapidly expanding visual culture. Shows are held monthly and include video, performance, painting and sculptural projects.
For more information, please email vcs@sva.edu or call 212.592.2520.
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