Natasha Dikareva and Becky Jaffe Artist Talk
Friday, November 20th 6-8pm
Robert Abrams, gallery owner and curator, is delighted to present the next in a series of artist talks.This month features ceramic sculptor Natasha Dikareva and nature photographer and naturalist Becky Jaffe.
Both artists tap into the natural world for inspiration, but otherwise couldn’t be more different.
Becky Jaffe’s fine art photography explores the art of “Biophilia”, the innate sense of kinship we recognize with other living beings. Using in-camera techniques that stretch the photographic medium to create painterly effects, she fuses an artist’s sensibility with a biologist’s curiosity in order to communicate reverence for the natural world. She enjoys photographing birds and tropical insects in particular, and relishes those moments when the insects appear to be studying her.
Natasha Dikareva is known for her surreal, exquisitely formed human figures which often morph into other biological forms such as birds, fish and trees. Dikareva’s latest work, developed during an intense introspective period, confronts the idea of physical security in relation to current events in the world.