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Nina Leo: 'Small Mechanisms for Drowning'
Nina Leo:  'Small Mechanisms for Drowning'

Please join us Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. for a reception to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of new works by Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist Nina Leo.

"In contemporary culture, intersections between the body, science, technology and media are becoming rapidly intensified. And though this advancement offers a connectivity and global exchange never before seen, the form our interactions take is being significantly altered. Through my work I examine how isolation may be manufactured and intimacies redesigned as experiences become stripped of direct multi-sensorial richness. The works on paper often consider how this manufactured estrangement may manifest. In the series, small mechanisms for drowning, psychological conditions of estrangement and anxiety are remapped onto various types of mechanical systems diagrams, such as the dialysis machine. Each technological step in the diagram is re-assigned with an emotional equivalent in a futile attempt to purify the psyche through the same external mechanical processes used to purify contaminated blood."



Artist talk @ 3 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

Exhibition runs through December 3, 2011.


Olean Public Library Gallery

134 North Second St.

Olean, NY 14760

(716) 833-4450 x 10


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