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Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

Installation view, Jordan Nassar: I Cut The Sky In Two, 291 Grand St, October 23 - November 21, 2020

JORDAN NASSAR A Yellow World A Blue Sun, 2020

JORDAN NASSAR
A Yellow World A Blue Sun, 2020
Hand-embroidered cotton on cotton
34 x 55 1/2 in.
86.4 x 141 cm
Framed 34 1/2 x 56 in.

 

JCG11480
 

JORDAN NASSAR Bab Al-Zuhur (Gate of Flowers), 2020

JORDAN NASSAR
Bab Al-Zuhur (Gate of Flowers), 2020
Hand-flamed Glass Beads, Steel, Wire
12 x 29 x 7 in
30.5 x 73.7 x 17.8 cm

 

JCG11865
 

JORDAN NASSAR A Green Sun Before A Lunar Sun, 2020

JORDAN NASSAR
A Green Sun Before A Lunar Sun, 2020
Hand-embroidered cotton on cotton
15 1/2 x 22 in.
39.4 x 55.9 cm
Framed 16 x 22 1/2 in.

 

JCG11628

 

JORDAN NASSAR Bab Al-Rahma (Gate of Mercy), 2020

JORDAN NASSAR
Bab Al-Rahma (Gate of Mercy), 2020
Hand-flamed Glass Beads, Steel, Wire
10 x 21 x 7 inches

 

JCG11861
 

JORDAN NASSAR In The Heart Of The Rose, 2020

JORDAN NASSAR
In The Heart Of The Rose, 2020
Hand-embroidered cotton on cotton
38 1/2 x 30 in
97.8 x 76.2 cm
Framed 39 x 30 1/2 in.

 

JCG11554
 

JORDAN NASSAR A Stream Is Singing Under The Youthful Grass, 2020

JORDAN NASSAR
A Stream Is Singing Under The Youthful Grass, 2020
Hand-embroidered cotton on cotton
42 x 108 1/2 in
106.7 x 275.6 cm
Framed 42 1/2 x 109 in.

 

JCG11836
 

JORDAN NASSAR Saw Tornadoes Covered With Flames, 2020

JORDAN NASSAR
Saw Tornadoes Covered With Flames, 2020
Hand-Embroidered Cotton on Cotton
38 3/4 x 109 3/4 in
98.3 x 278.6 cm

 

JCG11860

JORDAN NASSAR Cosmic Radar, 2020

JORDAN NASSAR
Cosmic Radar, 2020
Hand-embroidered cotton on cotton
37 9/16 x 54 9/16 in
95.4 x 138.6 cm
Framed 38 1/16 x 55 1/16 in.

 

JCG11675
 

JORDAN NASSAR A Sleepwalker Stricken With Sleep, 2020

JORDAN NASSAR
A Sleepwalker Stricken With Sleep, 2020
Hand-embroidered cotton on cotton
39 x 56 in
99.1 x 142.2 cm
Framed 39 1/2 x 56 1/2 in.

 

JCG11626
 

JORDAN NASSAR Bab Al-Asbat (Gate of the Tribes), 2020

JORDAN NASSAR
Bab Al-Asbat (Gate of the Tribes), 2020
Hand-flamed Glass Beads, Steel, Wire
12 x 37 x 10 in
30.5 x 94 x 25.4 cm

 

JCG11863
 

 JORDAN NASSAR
JORDAN NASSAR
Bab Al-Ghanam (Gate of the Sheep), 2020
Hand-flamed Glass Beads, Steel, Wire
8 x 20 1/2 x 4 in
20.3 x 52.1 x 10.2 cm
 
 
JCG11862
 
JORDAN NASSAR Bab Al-Amoud (Gate of The Pillar), 2020

JORDAN NASSAR
Bab Al-Amoud (Gate of The Pillar), 2020
Hand-flamed Glass Beads, Steel, Wire
12 x 29 x 10 in
30.5 x 73.7 x 25.4 cm

 

JCG11864
 

JORDAN NASSAR Season!!!, 2020

JORDAN NASSAR
Season!!!, 2020
Hand-embroidered cotton on cotton
21 x 28 1/2 in.
53.3 x 72.4 cm
Framed 21 1/2 x 29 in.

 

JCG11799
 

Press Release

Preview

James Cohan is pleased to present I Cut The Sky In Two, an exhibition of new work by Jordan Nassar, on view from October 23 through November 21 at 291 Grand Street. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with James Cohan. The gallery will host an afternoon limited-capacity opening reception with the artist on Saturday, October 31 from 1-4PM that adheres to state COVID-19 safety guidelines.

 

Please click here to visit the Viewing Room for this exhibition. 

 

Jordan Nassar’s hand-embroidered works address intersecting fields of craft, ethnicity and the embedded notions of heritage and homeland. Nassar uses geometric patterns characteristic of Palestinian tatreez—most often found on pillows, clothing, and other domestic textiles. The artist grew up in a home decorated with such objects. As he notes, “Growing up in the diaspora, much of Palestinian culture was experienced materially.”  

 

This exhibition expands Nassar’s ongoing exploration of object, memory, and place, while introducing new levels of experimentation and craft techniques. I Cut The Sky In Two comprises two bodies of work: hand-embroidered wall works and flame-worked glass bead sculptures, a new element to the artist’s practice. His abstracted, imaginary landscapes are reflective of his own experience navigating both the physical and metaphorical distance of the Palestinian diaspora and its inherited nostalgia. 

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