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"Barbara Nessim: Black Truths/White Lies"
2003-10-25 until 2003-11-29
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
Barbara Nessim thinks through lines. As we look at her outlined figure
- suspended in reverie, in contemplation- it's as if we are catching
them in a private moment fixed in time. Or, at least we imagine this to
be so. We endow these lined gestures with life, and imagine them, in
relation to the lines that surround them, entwined within a scenario.
We ascribe associative narratives within which these figures are
enmeshed. It seems personal, deep. We know these moments - they are
When, in a state of reverie, we contemplate these
lined figures, we are startled to catch a glimpse of ourselves on a
non-reflective surface. It's a wonder how we identify with these lined
figurations as we imagine them mimicking ourselves. With such an
economy of line, Nessim seems to have captured the intersection of
psychological and worldly predicaments that mirror our own. And, as we
ascribe our own personal self-reflexivity to these lines, Nessim's work
is transformed into the thinking person's art - suspended in a
reflective mirror stage.
- Maureem Nappi
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Symbol #1, 1995
Acrylic on 100% rag paper on rice board on ngator board
Edition of 1, signed