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Across Doom Hopes the Guiding Fever
Nayda Collazo-Llorens

March 16, 2012 - April 10, 2012

Nayda Collazo-Llorens’ third solo exhibit with the gallery, featuring a wall drawing installation, prints and works on canvas.

Across Doom Hopes the Guiding Fever
Nayda Collazo-Llorens
March 16 – April 10, 2012

LMAKprojects is pleased to present Nayda Collazo-Llorens’ third solo exhibit with the gallery titled Across Doom Hopes the Guiding Fever. For this exhibition, the artist continues her exploration of how our minds process information, dealing with perception, navigation and language, but further exploring concepts of noise and randomness. The exhibit consists of prints, works on canvas, and a wall drawing installation.

The title of the show is borrowed from Random Triggers, a series of works made up of randomly generated text printed onto target sheets; language in these works is both disjointed and multi-referential. When walking into the exhibition space the viewer is faced with a drawing that envelops the whole back area of the gallery. Viewed from a distance the drawing flattens the space, however as you step into the area the optical illusion transforms into a distorted pattern emphasizing the perceptual tension between the drawing and the wall. The wall drawing is echoed in the work on canvas with a map like system, exploring concepts of navigation and noise, as marks amass, connect, collide and repel in an organic yet systematized way. All works in the exhibit deal with similar concepts and themes yet each approach differs in response to its context, whether on printed matter, canvas or the architectural space itself.