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28 Aug 2013

NURTUREart Gallery - Liz Sweibel: 'fragments of our own'

Liz Sweibel, 'Untitled #10', 2012, wood, paint, 1 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches.

Liz Sweibel: 'fragments of our own'
NURTUREart Gallery


September 6 - October 4, 2013
Opening Reception:
Fri. September 6, 7-9PM
Artist talk:
Sun. September 29, 5PM

Rachel Steinberg
+1 (718) 782-7755
+1 (718) 569-2086

NURTUREart Gallery
56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
United States

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NURTUREart is pleased to present fragments of our own, a solo exhibition of works by Liz Sweibel. For this exhibition, Sweibel has created a site installation of monumentally diminutive sculptures that engage with the architectural and historical subtleties of the gallery space, as well as drawings inspired by the aged layers of tile exposed on the gallery floor. Together, the installation and drawings offer a materially rich meditation on time and nuance.

Sweibel's work beckons us to step back and consider our surroundings, catching us in a sublime shift in scale. Both materially resourceful and beautiful, her small sculptures and drawings assert their presence with profound intensity. Using humble, viscerally evocative materials, Sweibel's work derives its power from stripping away excess to reveal essence, engaging the present with the past, and inviting us to contemplate our own experiences of the moment and of history.

Sweibel uses space as her silent collaborator, activating the particularities of NURTUREart Gallery, as well as negative and interstitial spaces, to syntactically complete the work. As a result, this highly charged installation makes us more sensitive to our immediate surroundings. In a poignant moment of awareness, we are slowed, and we attend to both detail and context in a new way. Sweibel proves to us that allowing moments of sensorial and conceptual engagement can bring small shifts to our awareness that accumulate to potent experience.