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June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
includes a variety of approaches and techniques. Large sheets of rice paper – from 25ft. to 6ft. – are suspended, their surface pierced and marked like scarification on skin. A 15ft. x 15ft. plastic tarp, pierced, burned and glazed with plant oils forms the background of the rice paper installations.
As an African-born first generation American, originally from Liberia, Trokon Nagbe is sensitive to various border-crossings, personal transformations, erasures, and the evolution of spirit that is endemic to the immigrant state. In this installation the strong and identifying images of scarification imbue the space with the artist’s exploration of the slippage between experience and desire, and of the symmetry between loss and permanence.