Emma Safir
May 4 - June 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday May 4, 6-9PM

In Moiré, (the pattern resulting from the layering of two independent geometric patterns) the artist continues her inquiry into the exploration of how she (and we) inhabit spaces. Sprawling deconstructed interpretations of moirés climb the walls, forcing us to reimagine how we look through and at space. The artist’s work has been confronting the idea of the “viewfinder” and its strategies for deciphering private/domestic and public spaces. Moirés, too, act as viewfinders, both analog and digital. We see them as pixels on our phones and various other screens, when we walk past chainlink fences, and when we look at misprinted matter. The fabric and upholstery foam armatures are not breaking up recognizable space, but instead insinuating the dismemberment of spaces both real and imagined.

EMMA SAFIR (b. 1990, New York) is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY, and will be moving to New Haven, CT in fall 2019 to attend the Yale School of Art MFA program in Painting/Printmaking. Two-person and solo shows include Deposition, with Jana Hawkins-Anderson at KNULP, Sydney AU, May 2019; Press at Gallery CoCo, Brooklyn NY, May 2018; and 4PM Picture Planes at Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh PA, January 2017.

Special thanks to Gerardo Madera, Ken Safir, Miranda Safir and Susan Sidlauskas

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