Union College senior, Natalya Brill presents a harmony of discord in her solo exhibition at the Wikoff Student Gallery. Using incongruous phrases combined with digitally altered drawings, she creates a curious, ambiguous ether for viewers to meander through. Brill encourages viewers to disassemble the pairings, and consider both what they see initially, and what can be extracted by separating the written and visual elements.
At turns playful and serious, hints of existential and personal crises evoke ample mental stimulation, despite the scarceness of imagery and text. Biological themes and vaguely dystopian, environmental scenarios are offered in such enigmatic contexts that Brill’s artworks leave the viewer meditating on these conundrums and peculiar circumstances.
There will be a reception on Friday, September 14th, from 5:00 – 6:00pm. Please join us for light refreshments. Free and open to the public.
The Wikoff Student Gallery is located on the third floor of the Nott Memorial, and is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
Image: Natalya Brill, Untitled, 2017, digitally transferred charcoal on paper, 30 x 22 ½ inches