'783-804' creates an environment that reverses the roles of viewer and object, putting the viewer in the spotlight. The wood fired stoneware jars in '783-804' function as a series, as opposed to individual vessels. The installation allows the viewer to examine the industrial nature of craftsmanship. However, instead of industry as a means of production for the populace, '783-804' presents the efficiency of industry to the singular viewer in the context of fine art.
'783 - 804' on exhibit October 1 - 29, 2015 at Benchspace Gallery, Center for Craft, Creativity + Design in conjunction with 'Made in WNC'.
Daniel Johnston's Artist Talk, October 1, 2016, 6:00 pm
Emblematic has its origins in a series of limited edition embroidered artworks manufactured in a Weaverville, NC embroidery factory called AB Emblem. The name Emblematic riffs on the factory name, which contains the word “emblem” and also refers to the automated processes that working within a factory has introduced to my work.
Machinery interprets and surprises with its own internal decision-making, it makes “mistakes” in different and exciting ways, introducing a new kind of imperfection and chaos to be wrangled, fought and respected, a methodology central to Nava Lubelksi's practice as an artist.
'Emblematic', on exhibit November 5 - 28, 2015, at Benchspace Gallery, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in conjunction with 'Made in WNC'.
Nava Lubelski Artist Lecture November 18, 2015, 5:30 pm