WAYFINDING by Nina Torr
David Krut Projects is pleased to present Wayfinding, a solo exhibition by Nina Torr. The show comprises a selection of two-dimensional works made using a variety of media, including drawing, painting, collage and printmaking, and follows on the heels of Torr’s Masters dissertation – Making Sense: Tacit and Explicit Knowledge in the Creative Process.
Nina Torr’s work invites the viewer to take up the mantle of explorer in her imagined worlds. For Torr, making is a way to uncover or reveal knowledge, rather than the product of it. Torr’s world shows itself to her through what she describes as ‘pangs’ and ‘clicks’, results of attunement to intuitive, rather than explicit understanding, or the ability to explain or talk about something. Although she may not know in advance what her work means, she nonetheless knows indirectly that it is meaningful, and sets about finding her way by following these hunches. In this way, Torr is the facilitator of the work, which realises itself into being. The process of making is not dissimilar to a creation myth, an illustration of a symbolic narrative.
Peculiar, empty landscapes with waves washing up on the deserted shores, clouds suspended upside down, land masses rising up out of the water or mountains rained upon with meteoric showers. Figures float, like fragments of a dream – headless, or smiling, or grimacing, creatures that dance to the tune of their own phenomenology. Fragments of the sun, fragments of the moon, shining down a domain that imagines itself into being. +
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011 447 0627 EXHIBITION WILL RUN UNTIL 22 FEBRUARY 2020 Artsy: https://www.artsy.net/show/david-krut-projects-wayfinding-by-nina-torr David Krut Projects: http://davidkrutprojects.com/exhibitions/53809/nina-torr-wayfinding