Solo Exhibition - Jordan Nassar: Fantasy and Truth

Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
The Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue

Jordan Nassar’s solo exhibition his first in Boston presents a selection of his intricate embroidered and mixed media works. Nassar (b. 1985 in New York) draws on traditional Palestinian craft techniques to investigate ideas of home, land, and memory. His work, which he creates in collaboration with Palestinian embroiders and craftspersons, combines geometric patterns with abstracted landscapes, imbued, in the artist’s words, “with yearning, while hopeful and beautiful.” Through complex patterning and a unique attendance to form and color, the painterly aesthetic of Nassar’s embroidery allows the artist to explore relationships between craft and history in new contemporary dialogues.