First Floor

Dis/connect
Nayda Collazo-Llorens

November 24, 2014 - December 21, 2014

Extended until December 21

NY Times feature in Arts and Design for Nayda’s recent commission in the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership in Kalamazoo, MI

LMAKprojects is pleased to present Dis/connect, Nayda Collazo-Llorens’ fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. The works in this exhibition evidence the artist’s ongoing interest in how our minds process information, specifically dealing with concepts of navigation and noise. Dis/connect examines connectedness and disconnection as simultaneous conditions, whether referring to memories, language, displacement, location, communication or media. The works in this exhibition function as conceptual and formal explorations of our contemporary condition, as we engage in fluid, elastic and often paradoxical navigation between multiple states of being.
The exhibition includes a new wall installation titled Geo Dis/connect, consisting of 360 framed images of found maps that have been trimmed and combined with solid colored areas. The work’s grid format, geographic references and color bands suggest a level of interconnectedness as much as fragmentation and disruption. Also included in the exhibit are works on canvas from the Locus Rackets Hypnotic series, which echo similar ideas. New York based critic Kathleen MacQueen wrote in BOMB Daily about the artist’s process and work: “Her own practice of daily drawings—visual communication in a non-verbal accumulation of signs, symbols, marks, and traces of passing experience and awareness—now coalesces in paintings that pulse with a myriad of connotations, including webs, weather charts, echograms, geological topography, and mazes.”