IN DEPTH LOOK - A Fuller Description of Waxman's Series
Waxman’s is an organic and visceral practice utilizing metaphors and allegories. Through these she constructs her performances and her ongoing research on how to capture expressive events that are comprised of various elements such as painting, objects, space and gesture. Her work does not involve obvious self- representation and beyond her perspective as the creator and physical presence in the process, she does not consider her oeuvre as completely autobiographical.
Waxman’s aesthetics are referential, and through the use of traditional media in combination with new ones she transforms her ideas into a ritualistic theatre. She conserves in her editing process a continuum between things past and gone, and things yet to come. …
The transitory nature and duration of the artworks coincides with Waxman’s evolution as a visual artist…Capturing the random, the magical, the thoughts and the feelings, made this wholeness tangible. In a way it is a struggle; Painting versus Painted.
These works assemble and epitomize this ever changing act of looking. Most importantly, her solitary monologues, which have only ever taken place in the privacy and isolation of her studio, are now accessible to the viewer. This exhibition marks the public nature and premiere of these series.
According to Nava, Life is an accumulative formation. The Untitled Wall stands as a monument of Now,where time, space and feelings are interconnected. The way we perceive the momentum or the future is eminently affixed to our retention of the past. … In this modern era when everything has existed in the past, images are disposable and the meanings misinterpreted, Nava Waxman’s endeavor is to question these circumstances and reconstruct the [ definition of ] Vision.
- Artist Statement [Excerpts]
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