A+D Gallery

Nina Lawrin

Untitled, 2012
(Site: Rocco Imperiale)

burlap, wool, rocks, wood

12 x12 inches

Image Credit: Brian Bieschke


Pilar Amado

War Has Broken Out, 2012

clear acrylic, sticker paper roll

dimensions variable

Excavating Stories: Nina Lawrin and Pilar Amado Garcia

With curatorial assistance by Amy Zahi

May 2 – May 9, 2013

Opening Reception May 2, 5-8 pm

Excavating Stories features 2012 Pougialis Fine Art awardees Nina Lawrin and Pilar Amado Garcia.  Their work braids historical and personal memories into complex narratives, mining the artists’ own stories while simultaneously exploring the need to find closure, start anew, relive our past, and be heard.

Nina Lawrin constructs her work by experiencing others’ worlds either literally as an active live listener or abstractly through material manipulation.

Pilar Amado harvests her experience in her home country of Colombia to tell stories about war, conflict, blame and loss. She uses sculpture and installations to critically reflect upon power structures and how they are integrated into everyday lives.