Michele Feder-Nadoff's chayah drawings are large suspended pieces, viewed from both the front and rear. They engage the viewer like manuscript sheets or layers of tanned skin, unattached to walls and wafting in the air currents stirred up by passers by. The marks, derived from simple strokes used in Hebrew and Arabic writing, are repeated hundreds of times in each drawing, accumulating into subtly shifting textures and tonalities that recall landscapes, waterscapes, maps, weaving, and musical notation. They imply a language less of denotation and more of evocation, song-like and ephemeral, fragile but enduring.
Friday, February 26, 2010 6 – 9pm
Special musical guest Douglas Ewart at 7pm