Clockwise from Top Left Corner:
Barn Birthday, (detail) oil on canvas, 11x 14 inches, 2012;
Livin' the Dream, marker on grey gessoed panel, 8 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, 2013;
Accumulation, oil on panel, 96 x 96 inches, 2012;
BundleBlowUp, inflatables, tape and plastic wrap, dimensions variable, 2012;
Naya Bricher, Working in Studio;
Toile de Dimanche, watercolor and acylic on grey gessoed paper, 20 x 20 inches, 2013;
Four Tableclothes, (detail) oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches, 2013;
Attachment, oil on panel, 48 x 48 inches, 2012
In my artistic practice, I revel in the acquisition of objects and the visual chaos of consolidating our material lives to fill rooms, spaces, drawers and closets. I gather iconography from discarded remnants, essentially unwanted but still viable raw materials, such as ephemera, textiles, technology and foodstuffs. Specifically intrigued by the weight, strain and consequence of excess, I have worked with nonessential indulgences like desserts, shopping bags and pool toys. My recent engagement with fabric offcuts unites photography, projection, painting and perception. Lacking a scale reference or clear subject, the space created is disorienting. The work is non-colored, neither still life nor landscape, and even resists a media category. Through this process of removal and simplification, the fabric images become unnamable. Beginning with opulent mountains of stuff, I’m faced with the challenge of learning how close I can come to nothing.
Born 1991 in Trenton, New Jersey. Naya Bricher completed her B.A. at Smith College in 2013, with highest honors in studio art, and graduated from Miss Porter’s School in 2009. Raised in South Kent, CT, she is an emerging artist now living and working in Provincetown, MA. A member of the Kent Art Association, Washington Art Association, and Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT, she shows throughout the country in juried exhibitions, including the 64th and 63rd Art of the Northeast at Silvermine Arts Center in which she received the Prutting and Co. Award for Mixed Media. In 2013, she was a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Her work can be seen online at www.nayabricher.com and www.gastationsushi.tumblr.com.