NURTUREart would like to congratulate former Videorover Artist Naomi Safran-Hon on being selected to participate in an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum as part of the community curated open studio project – GO: Brooklyn.
Of the ten artists nominated by visitors to GO open studios, Naomi was one of five selected to be featured in the group exhibition opening December 1, 2012, at the Brooklyn Museum.
In my studio cement becomes paint; here not only the borders of my region are explored, but also the limits of painting. Shapes created in cement through the use of lace relate to abstract form as well as to the division of territory. The shapes are taken from maps that show the partition of land in my region. I combine photographs of the dilapidated neighborhood of Wadi Salib in my hometown Haifa (Israel) with cement and lace, in an attempt to reconstruct these homes and speak of their absent homeowners and lost stories.
– Naomi Safran-Hon, artist statement.