January 23 - February 15
The Thingness of Air
Michelle Grabner on the work of Nazafarin Lotfi
The inherent time that defines the individual gestures and events that comprise Lotfi’s work—the compression of air, the drying of wet paper, and the sanding of paint—are in a changing relationship or even at odds with our understanding of the thingness of the void inscribed by these processes.
Thus these objects evoke a palpable tension between the measurable science of collapsed pockets of air, the poetic vigilance of developing a carefully worked surface, and the semiotics of color. Read Full Article