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Nina Bovasso, Botanizing on the Asphalt

BravinLee Programs
526 West 26th Street, #211, 212-462-4404
January 11 - February 10, 2007
Reception: Thursday, January 11, 6 - 8 PM
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Nina Bovasso renders intense and euphoric explosions of color and form. Employing a strategy of layering and accumulating the most basic marks—a dot, a line, color, shape and surface texture, Bovasso creates works where design and pattern seem to run amok. Her work achieves harmony through “everything happening at once.” The compulsive doodle is elevated to heroic proportions.

In Botanizing on the Asphalt, Bovasso uses the botanical format as a point of departure. Referencing Urpflanze, Goethe’s concept of the archetypal plant, flora is used to symbolize the dynamic process of continual change. Bovasso’s interests lie in the representation of nature in the decorative arts and decorative arts as representative of cultures.

The paper is handmade abaca from the Dieu Donne Papermill.
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