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Artist Talk & Reception: “Feared & Revered” by Nicole Awai

September 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join us at Materials for the Arts for an artist talk and reception for “Feared & Revered”by MFTA Artist-in-Residence Nicole Awai. At this gathering of the NYC arts community, MFTA Gallery Director John Cloud Kaiser will host an interview with Awai, unpacking her experience working in MFTA’s 35,000-square-foot warehouse of supplies and her artistic practice.

Kaiser calls “Feared & Revered” a “delicate and dynamic poetry of materials,” as Awai’s works were crafted from an array of supplies, including vintage frames, plexiglass, fabric, beads, buttons, acrylic paints, decorative ironwork, photo filter film, and repurposed photographs. Tour this exhibition of works with varying colors, layers, and textures, that were sparked by the artists’ abstractions of folklore and ruminations on commodification, women’s rights, and the representation of African cultures in the Americas.

The Artist Talk will begin at 7:00pm.

“Feared & Revered” is on view at the Materials for the Arts Gallery through October 20, 2022.


September 14, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Materials for the Arts
33-00 Northern Blvd, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 11101 United States
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