EXHIBITION: Mana Contemporary

 
 
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March 2 – August 31, 2014

Middle East Center for the Arts at MANA Contemporary
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07036

Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh, presented by the Middle East Center for the Arts (MECA) in collaboration with Leila Heller Gallery, is on view from March 7 to August 1, 2014 at Mana Contemporary. Spanning three decades of work, the exhibition is a testament to Naifeh’s upbringing as the son of American diplomats. As a child and young adult, Naifeh was immersed in the rich motifs and geometric patterns of the Arab and Islamic world. This upbringing, combined with a deep scholarly knowledge and appreciation for the history of Western abstraction, has resulted in an extraordinary body of work that distills mathematical formulas to achieve decorative splendor.  The exhibition, which enchants with kinetic power and tessellating energies, includes 15 immersive, modular pieces on the third floor of Mana Contemporary, as well as two additional works in the main lobby.

 
 
 

Exhibition Reviews: Leila Heller Gallery and MANA Exhibits

 

Steven Naifeh: Found in Translation

fibonaccisusan: Mathematical Art, April 11, 2014

Steven Naifeh at Leila Heller Gallery

BLOUIN ARTINFO, March 20, 2014

Steven Naifeh: Found in Translation March 27-April 26, 2014

Fine Arts Magazine

Naifeh Show – Antiques and The Arts Weekly

Antiques and The Arts Weekly

Steven Naifeh: Found in Translation March 27-April 26, 2014

On View New York

“Tour de Force”

Augusta Magazine

Steven Naifeh: Found in Translation

Wall Street International