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Mira Dayal, 'Material Metaphors'


Mira Dayal, Material Metaphors

October 6 - November 3
Artist Reception October 13, 6-9 pm

NARS is pleased to announce Mira Dayal as the recipient of the 2017 Juried Solo Exhibition, selected by guest juror Tom McGlynn.

Material Metaphors focuses on hair as a language and material with which to elicit, translate, and confront contemporary political affects. Architectural and performative, the installation employs marketing tropes and displays as modes of consuming and fetishizing hair. A series of photographs looks further into embodied and cultural forms of hair and its residues, in abstracted, ambiguous, and homologous representations. Together with a selection of prints made with real and artificial hair, these works engage with sources of repulsion, attraction, distrust, and narcissism.

Gathered from the artist, other artists, friends, and mentors, the hair that is used in each work comes to represent a collective body, which will be involved in a performance accompanying the exhibition.

Later Event: October 13
Spotlight: Jackie Feng