Nava Waxman: Choreographed Marks

On view May 4 to September 2, 2019

Nava Waxman, Theatrical place for the unearthed, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.

About the Exhibition

Markham-based artist Nava Waxman presents a series of photographic works exploring the performative aspects of painting. Incorporating elements of performance, dance and visual arts, she uses the camera to document her staged performances. Employing theatrical strategies, the artist introduces objects into her performances as props, adding layers of meaning and visual cues to her work. Waxman is interested in ideas of movement, temporality and space in the creation of mark making gestures, and uses variation, repetition and sequence to establish a visual rhythm in her practice.

This project is part of right here | right now, an initiative to help foster the work of contemporary artists in York Region by providing them with exhibition opportunities and ongoing professional development. We would like to thank Suzy Lake for her participation in this mentorship program.

This exhibition is part of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Curated by Anik Glaude

Full Exhibition Text

Image: Nava Waxman, Theatrical place for the unearthed, 2016. Courtesy of the artist. 

Opening Reception

Friday, May 10, 2019
7 to 9 PM
Free Admission

Join us to celebrate the opening of the Varley Art Gallery of Markham’s summer exhibitions, Nava Waxman: Choreographed Marks and Sara Niroobakhsh: Zaghareet. The exhibition will be celebrated with pop-up gallery tours, and light refreshments. More details to come, follow us on social media for event updates.


Pop-Up Tour

An engaging gallery tour of the new exhibition by Varley Art Gallery Staff.

Gallery Tour

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