Willa Nasatir Exhibition

The Whitney Museum of American Art

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[Image: Photograph of a mirrored floor with leopard-print butterfly leaning against a small bed. Willa Nasatir (b. 1990), Butterfly, 2017. Chromogenic print mounted on wood, 73 1/2 x 60 in. Collection of the artist; courtesy Chapter NY, New York]
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The emerging artist Willa Nasatir (b. 1990) creates photographs routinely informed by a cinematic vocabulary, inspired by the shifting landscape and individuals who inhabit New York, where she works and lives. Nasatir’s compositions routinely function as part-still life, part-portrait (notably without bodies), evoking a surreal otherworldly environment—a realm that’s familiar yet simultaneously difficult to pin down.

Nasatir’s photographs begin as makeshift sculptures, quickly assembled in her studio from an array of unexpected, disparate objects ranging from decorative fans to a car headlight. She alters and combines these found objects, which she photographs and re-photographs, subjecting the surfaces to dramatic material and light effects. The resulting works are hand-manipulated images that become psychologically charged and difficult to discern; the viewer is left to parse out unresolved narratives that the image only implies.

For this exhibition, Nasatir presents a significant new body of work in addition to a selection of earlier works, produced over the past few years.

This exhibition is organized by Jane Panetta, Associate Curator.

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Schedule

from July 14, 2017 to October 01, 2017

Artist(s)

Willa Nasatir

Website

http://www.whitney.org (venue's website)

Fee

General admission: $22; Seniors/Students: $18; Ages 18 & under: FREE;

Venue Hours

From 10:30 To 18:00
thursdays closing at 22:00, fridays closing at 22:00, saturdays closing at 22:00
Closed on Tuesdays

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Address: 99 Gansevoort St., New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212-570-3600

Corner of Washington St. Subway: L or A/C/E to 14th St/8th Avenue.

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