The Carter Burden Gallery presents Votives: Sculptures by Nancy Azara (CRF 2010). The exhibition runs from April 28–May 25, 2022, at 548 West 28th Street in New York City, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 28 from 6-8pm. Masks are required.

In Votives: Sculptures by Nancy Azara, the artist presents carved and painted sculptures from 2010 to the present that record a journey of ideas and memories around the unseen and the unknown, reflecting on time and mortality through facets of her personal history. Azara’s use of real tree limbs and vines alongside arboreal imagery act as stand-ins for her own presence and as expressions of the dogged persistence of life. Processes of pressing and rubbing, cutting, and pasting, scraping and gouging are evident throughout the finished images and objects. Azara states, “I often balance instinctive marks against more considered decisions, arriving at a dynamic interplay between the deliberate manipulation of materials and the operation of chance.” Along with her sculptural work, the exhibition features a heraldic crow banner hung in the gallery’s public installation space On the Wall, depicting birds’ plumage, which can be exhibited indoors or outdoors.  

A monograph of Nancy’s work, Votives: Sculptures, Nancy Azara, will accompany the exhibition. Click here for more information.

Image: Jacket From the Silk Road, Carved and painted wood with aluminum leaf, 10 x 9 x 1.5 ft.