Friday, September 6, 2013

Nasreen Mohamedi BECOMING ONE September 13 through November 23, 2013,New York

Nasreen Mohamedi
September 13 through November 23, 2013
Opening Preview, Friday, September 13, 6-8pm

108 East 16 Street
New York 10003  
Talwar Gallery is delighted to present Becoming One, an exhibition of photographs, drawings and the diaries of Nasreen Mohamedi (1931-1990). Drawn from across her practice the works on view offer a unique insight into the focused vision that characterizes her oeuvre, including some of her last works and some that have never before been exhibited. 

Possessing a totality of perspective, unity of thought and action, and absolute surrender to purpose, Mohamedi continued her unflinching quest to examine, inquire and strive for a cohesion of all that was – inside or outside, human or beyond. Whether creating with ink on paper or through a lens on film, she strove to bring together what seemed singular and separate to a connected, co-dependent whole. This was a constant and a continuous process where time did not matter and space was infinite, not one with a destination but a direction.

Mohamedi distilled the structure and order around her to an essence, of form. ThePhotographs, neither representational nor abstract, are sited in simple encounters of the tangible, pared down to light and dark, seeming to reveal universal truths beyond the logical. Intensely personal, and as controlled as the gaze of the artist, they reach outside the self, to perceive and connect. The convergence of individual and nature, form and space that emerges from her photographs is further revealed by the recently discovered photographs by Mohamedi of her own drawings. This inverted gaze, reversing the processes of her practice, instills a remarkable equilibrium to her oeuvre, leading the curve to a complete circle. 

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