Ava Fedorov: Atlas of the Disappearing
April 15, 2021 - April 25, 2021
Mānoa Campus, Art Building, Commons Gallery
Ava Fedorov, Master of Fine Arts 2021 candidate from the Department of Art & Art History, UHM, presents a selection of recent work.
Event: April 29, 2021, 12:00–1:15 pm: Talk among artists Ava Fedorov, Nanea Lum, and Jenna Macy, in conjunction with their MFA Thesis virtual exhibitions and their solo Commons Gallery shows throughout April and May (641 863 5286; Passcode: Manoa2021).
The Commons Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM), is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Ava Fedorov, the first solo exhibition of the exhibition series of recent works by UHM MFA 2021 candidates.
Ava Fedorov addresses loss, extinction, and the climate crisis through her large-scale abstract paintings. Her work reflects an expanded definition of landscape. Utilizing pouring, dripping, and gestural brush work as well as techniques such as collage, drawing, and writing, the paintings evokes looming shadows, ghost formations, and cascading light. Torn paper cutouts placed backwards on the canvas invoke entities that are diachronically expressed as a remembered past and an experienced present—tangible while also being irretrievably lost. The work suggests disappearing wilderness, haunted geographies, and the implicit nexus that connects internal and external landscapes.
Ava Fedorov (BA in film, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; MA in illustration, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY; MFA in painting, the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI) is a two-time awardee of the John Young Scholar in the Arts. She teaches studio art at Hawai‘i Pacific University and is the founder and president of CICADA (www.cicadaartists.org), an organization committed to amplifying the creative response to environmental justice and the climate crisis.
*Currently the UH Manoa campus is open to the campus community but closed to the general public due to the pandemic. Please check https://manoa.hawaii.edu/moving-forward/visitor-faqs/ for more info. Due to covid-19 restrictions this exhibition will be viewable from outside the gallery.
Dates and information subject to change.
Image: Ava Fedorov (detail)
Following COVID-19 protocols. Gallery hours: Viewable from outside. Parking fees may apply during weekdays; parking is usually free on Sundays.
Art & Art History, Mānoa Campus
Sharon Tasaka, 808-956-8364, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://hawaii.edu/art/2021-fedorov-lum-macy/