Using the book as a metaphor, Nacht addresses environmental and social concerns, change and transformation, information received and denied, altered reality, and the concept of multiple imagery, highlighting the strength and energy of repeated elements. “We are all affected by changes in the environment,” Nacht says, “and are beginning to realize the need to recycle to protect our future. I hope my books will increase awareness of these changes and will get people thinking about recycling, reusing, and repurposing.”
Irmari Nacht’s art has been exhibited in every major museum in New Jersey, as well as in several corporate and public collections, including Bowdoin College, the Jimmy Carter Museum, Rutgers University, Lafayette College, the Cleveland Art Institute, and the Yale Art Museum. She has exhibited internationally, as well as nationally, and has received two fellowships in sculpture from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Nacht received two Puffin Foundation Grants for “Who Am I?” an interactive project where the viewer becomes part of the artwork. Recently, her work “P E A C E” was chosen a winner of the World Citizen Artists Awards 2018: Compete for Peace, Not War! contest. Check out this 2015 interview at the Brooklyn Public Library, http://youtu.be/o4ZxqWulJMM
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How can I contact Imari for a possible exhibition at mu university?
You should get in touch with the Burden Gallery, which is where we found Irmari:
Thank you so much!! Vaune
What beautiful, meaningful art, emphasizing with great skill and craft how precious books are, in both their words and their vessels.
Imari Nacht — Fabulous work full with meaning. I will treat my future books to be discarded with care and purpose.