NAVA WAXMAN: Rituals Closing This Weekend at Wall Space Gallery Ottawa

Woman standing at the corner of a gallery with her paintings and drawings behind herArtist Nava Waxman at Wall Space Gallery. Image by Leah Snyder.

Artist Nava Waxman’s RITUALS is a beautiful show by a beautiful artist who knows how to infuse all of her work with mystery and movement.

Woman standing at the corner of a gallery with her paintings and drawings behind herPainting by Nava Waxman at Wall Space Gallery. Image by Leah Snyder. 

“Not all ideas can be communicated through words. Gesture and movement, memory and the sensations of the body have their own language, just as art does. These “languages” and the ideas they communicate cannot be reduced to the simple structures of grammar that shape so much of our understanding.

Woman standing at the corner of a gallery with her paintings and drawings behind her

Nava Waxman’s work is a laboratory of thought. The remarkable quality of her pieces is in their capacity to focus on the body as an instrument directly linked to a mode of thought. An idea is given the space to evolve through the action of drawing. The body, which is always present by abstraction in Waxman’s works, is capable of both communication and possessing a living memory. This memory is internal and organic. It cannot be accurately represented with spoken or written language. In this latest series of works – by basing her series of repetitions on the starting point of a single action, represented in a movement of the hand applying paint – Waxman creates visual works whose meaning cannot be divorced from the movement that created them. The visual representation of the action becomes analogous to the ritual of the movement itself.”

The show closes this weekend at Wall Space Gallery, 358 Richmond Road, Ottawa.

Hours of Operation this Weekend:
Saturday 10 – 5 pm
Sunday 11 – 4 pm

More details on the Wall Space Gallery website.

For more of Nava’s work visit www.navawaxman.com

Woman standing at the corner of a gallery with her paintings and drawings behind her
Woman standing at the corner of a gallery with her paintings and drawings behind her
Woman standing at the corner of a gallery with her paintings and drawings behind her
Above images, unless otherwise noted, courtesy of Nava Waxman.