The Schlesinger Center Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Gallery will display Edmond Nassa’s “Innermost Evocations” sculpture through Sunday, April 27.
In “Innermost Evocations,” Nassa’s sculptural works express the synthesis between his external experiences and his inner life. “Through my travels, I’ve met many different people and my art is a way of drawing connection between cultures and individuals. It’s also about connecting past and present with an exploration of the contrast between smoothness and roughness. It’s my way of making sense of my internal and external experiences in the world,” he said.
Edmond’s tools and media afford him a freedom that does not exist anywhere else. Wood provides a working space that is durable and resistant. “I work with the wood to build onto it, to combine and transform it into something new without fighting its inherent form.”
Gallery Manager, Megan Peritore, reflected on Nassa’s sculptures. “Through his mark making, each piece Edmond creates offers a tangible contemplation on life’s struggles and triumphs.”
Nassa received his primary art education at the Centre des Arts de Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. His studies continued in Europe, where he lived and exhibited his work. Several years ago, he relocated to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area where he now lives and has his studio. His website http://edmondnassa.com/ showcases some of his work.
Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and during performances.
For information about the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery: http://www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter/gallery.html.