Exhibition

Nana Olivas

15 Mar 2019 – 14 Apr 2019

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
12:00 – 18:00
Friday
12:00 – 18:00
Saturday
12:00 – 18:00
Sunday
12:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

free admission

Soho20 Gallery

New York
New York, United States

Address

Save Event: Nana Olivas

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

SOHO20 is pleased to present body as it is, a series of photographs and collages by Mestizo artist Nana Olivas.

About

Olivas, whose work often incorporates visceral textures or textual attestations that allude to the body and emotions, recently rediscovered this series of two repeating analogue black and white photographs.  Made in 1994, the images depict the writhing midriff of a then 23 year old artist. Handwritten text, almost illegible, inhabits the photographs’ aged, fading margins. As much a documentation of the artist’s body of that time, as too an exploration of sensual agency and self-awareness, the photographs, exhibited for the first time 25 years later, carry a vulnerability that remains prescient.

Olivas’ original intention in printing 100 of each work had been to plaster them across the City.  Here filling the entirety of a wall, alternating between and repeating the images, they reiterate this desire to engage and empathize with another gaze.  In marking the passing of 25 years since the photographs’ original printing, the artist decided to rework some of the images, as much reflecting her current practice in 2019, as reaffirming the continuity of a bodily self that was, and still is.

Exhibiting artists

Nana Olivas

Conversation

Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here!
Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.