Brooklyn, NEW YORK—Whatever you think about artists being discovered on a reality show, Kymia Nawabi, the winner of the second season of “<>uWork of Art: The Next Great Artist” is a deserving talent. Her prize was an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.
The exhibit replicates “Not for Long, My Forlorn,” the show she produced over a period of three months for the Bravo TV program. The museum describes the exhibit as “an expression of both her personal mythology and her ideas on the cyclical nature of life.”
“Work of Art: Kymia Nawabi” includes paintings and sculptures. Her most intriguing pieces marry precise, detailed line drawings with fluid, multi-hued fields of watercolor.
The show is on view from Dec. 22, 2011, to Feb. 5, 2012.
All photos by Arts Observer
Above, from left, “Have Faith in the Ouroboros,” 2011 (ink and watercolor on paper); “Closer to Thoth,” 2011 (black patina, copper, cotton, leather, silver and velvet). Top of page, Detail of “The Soul Purpose,” 2011 (ink and watercolor on paper).