Carter Burden Gallery presents On the Wall featuring Irmari Nacht. The reception will be held May 4, 2017 from 6 - 8 p.m. The exhibition runs from May 4th through 25th at 548 West 28th Street in New York City.
In Irmari Nacht’s installation for On the Wall 100 book jackets, that once held books that were loved by their owners and eventually were placed in a discarded pile, are given a new life. The artist hopes that this project will create a dialog about recycling and the continuing role of books in today's society; the physical book versus the digital book, discussions of technology versus humanism, and conversations about protecting our environment. In this interactive installation the viewer will be encouraged to think in a conceptual way about books as a repository of thoughts, ideas, and emotions, and also as a visual, tactile experience.
Irmari Nacht’s art has been exhibited in museums including the Newark Museum, New Jersey State Museum, Morris Museum, and Montclair Art Museum. Her works are in several corporate and public collections, such as AT&T, Western Electric, PSE&G, ADP, Newark Museum, International Museum of Collage, Cleveland Institute of Art, Rutgers University, Bowdoin College, Jimmy Carter Museum, and Yale Art Museum. She has received two New Jersey State Council of the Arts Fellowships in Sculpture and a second Puffin Foundation Grant for an interactive project called “Who Am I?”