I headed over to the Nave Annex on Thursday to escape the summer heat at the opening of “Winter.” The show, co-curated by Jenn Harrington & Susan Berstler, transports viewers out of hot July and into an icy exploration of January. The works included in the show range from the specific to the abstract, from photographic to sculptural, but they all evoke a sense of deep freeze. The show is dedicated to Dave Lamb of Brown Bird, who passed away this Spring. His music plays throughout the exhibit.
Photographs by Brian Kaplan and Lindsay Metivier show scenes blanketed in snow that are simultaneously coldly unforgiving and magically inviting.
Sarah Bilotta’s “Goddesses” seem to embody the very essence of Winter, transforming an icy bed into a soft cloud.
Cary Rapaport’s clay sculptures embody the fragile geometry of ice crystals and bare branches, a theme that runs throughout the show.
Sophia Sobers’ installation turns medical needles into delicate islets of ice.
Beth Galston and Blake Hiltunen seem to have found a way to make ice that can survive July.
And Christina Balch creates a stormy bare branch lightning bolt.
Winter is on view until August 16th, so if the heat has you down, swing by to check out this refreshingly brisk show.
Nave Gallery Annex
53 Chester St
July 17-August 16, 2014
Thursday-Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, 1:00-5:00 pm