Memories of Water
I am drawn to re-purposing and assembling pieces. Whether found, fabricated or leftover from something more deliberate, scraps attract me with their repetition and variety, perceived uselessness and accidental potential. Sometimes, I gather and shape individual parts towards a specific image or form. At other times, the layering of fragments is driven by a curiosity of process and produces unanticipated results. I’m interested in this back and forth between design and surprise. My work, which ranges from objects to installations, often involves shadows, suspended motion and superimposition. I want to express the feeling of memory and the way experience accumulates over time. My current work uses family photographs and artifacts to explore those themes through appliqué and embroidery on textiles.
Nadya Volicer received a BFA in Sculpture from the Massachusetts College of Art and a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has created site-specific works for many spaces, including the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA and Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT, and permanent installations at Sheridan College in Sheridan, WY and the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD. She has been awarded several residencies including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE and the McColl Center in Charlotte, NC, and received a Pollack-Krasner Foundation award. She lives and works in Boston, MA.