Image of Kymia Nawabi, <i>Coalesced Grandeur</i>, 2017

Kymia Nawabi, Coalesced Grandeur, 2017


Kymia Nawabi
Coalesced Grandeur, 2017
Acrylic, clay, glitter and string
12 x 6 x 4"

From Piles, Stacks, Lumps & Mounds
A group exhibition curated by CHIAOZZA

In "Coalesced Granduer," a dense, ribbed, scrappy outfit wraps around a weathered performer as a two-piece costume. With his makeup worn, eyes shut, arms limp and feet swollen from exhaustion, he takes a moment to rest just after enduring one of his acts. The ensemble seems to be made from chewed-up and spit-out particles of unknown items. The glitz of the embedded glitter clashes with the raunchy compressed bits turning the suit into a sort of dirty constellation that is alluringly ugly. We are each the wore out performer, made up of heaping piles of complex personal histories. Imagine our time-lines being taken, put through a blender and made into a papier-mâché like material to then turn into our everyday getups in all their beauty and grisliness.
– Kymia Nawabi

Objects are on view until May 31, 2017, at 265 Canal Street NYC. Artworks will be available for pick-up or shipping after May 31. Enter code STUDIOPICKUP if you plan to pick up the piece in person and you will not be charged for shipping.