One is creation and the other destruction – both incorporated in everyone of us. This conflict is explored in works of Nava Lubelski, a New York born and based artist. Canvas is ripped, cut and partially destroyed in other ways that mimic fits of anger – in a split second and without thinking, the damage is done. The aftermath of the event is then meticulously tended to, repaired and mended with careful and painstaking labor – as if the canvas was living tissue. Embroidery “procedures” that follow are of the gentlest nature that is only necessary if the damage is to be even reduced. When you think of it, it must be quite a learning process. Philosophy grants arts the ability to express the human spirit, and Nava Lubelski went for a long, and we hope enlightening, ┬áride down that road, with her work.

 

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