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Fisher Gallery to display paintings, book art by Nahid Navab

Life of the Universe
Nahid Navab; Life of the Universe; mixed media handprint on archival paper; 11”x24”; 2017; courtesy of artist.
Lost Horizon
Nahid Navab; Lost Horizon; mixed media handprint; 30”x22”; 2017: courtesy of artist.

The Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus will display the art exhibit The Time of No Time, a collection of works by artist Nahid Navab. The show will be on display from Aug. 7 through Sept. 17 with an artist’s reception scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.

“In this series of works, I recorded the footprints of deep humiliation on the delicate souls of people around me, the feelings that have been created by being a passive witness to the daily heartbreaking news,” Navab explained. “In recent years, endless attacks on the social values of the people are growing in my adopted homeland, the United States. While years of violence and war continue in my homeland in the Middle East. These had a big impact on my visual voice, my paints and handprints.”​

Some of the pieces in The Time of No Time are multi-layered, multi-textured abstract, and figurative handprints imply a state of floating in search of a shelter or something to hang on. Navab explained that her work tells stories and represents figures and objects that hold their dignity while facing chaotic situations.

Nahid Navab is an accomplished painter, printmaker and book artist. Born and raised in Iran, she moved to the United States in her early thirties. She served in the medical profession for some years before she found her passion for art.

The Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery is located on the second level of the Schlesinger Center. The galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and during concert hall events. For additional information about art shows and concert hall events, call the Schlesinger Center at 703.845.6156.


Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu



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