29 November 2018 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“A throw of the dice will never abolish chance,” wrote the poet Stéphane Mallarmé.

For CIMA’s last public program in November, Jen Mazza will lead a unique evening of drawing and conversation, addressing the artworks on view by Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà featured in the Metaphysical Masterpieces exhibition. Discussion will touch upon strategies of metaphor and image, chance, juxtaposition, and collage.  Join us and see for yourself how the metaphysical can reimagine reality.

All skill levels welcome!

Limited to 30 participants.
$15; FREE for CIMA Members.

Event Schedule:

6pm – Registration and exhibition viewing

6:10pm – Introduction by Jen Mazza

6:30-7:30pm – Drawing in CIMA’s galleries

7:30pm – Discussion

8pm – Evening concludes

About the artist:

Jen Mazza (born 1972, Washington D.C.) is a New York based artist who works and teaches at the Parsons School of Design and the Pratt Institute. Her collaborative teaching integrates reading, artmaking, and research across a range of disciplines, often focusing on close visual analysis and problem-solving.
Her work engages with pre-existing images to develop, as Walter Benjamin writes in The Arcades Project, “the art of citing without quotation marks.” By allowing things to speak for themselves through the medium of paint, Mazza attempts to gently undermine habitual structures of seeing and understanding the action of making, drawing out what is overlooked in our relationship to images and objects.
Mazza received her B.A. in Visual Art and Spanish Literature from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia (1994), and an M.F.A. in Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (2001). Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Art News, Art 21 and Hyperallergic. She is represented by Tibor de Nagy in New York and a survey of her recent work, entitled “Disobedience is not careless”, is currently on view at the James Gallery of the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center.

*Please note that guests are allowed to bring their own supplies, but only sketching materials are permitted. No water media, ink, or solvents are allowed in the galleries.

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