Irmari Nacht of Englewood was among 45 artists selected to exhibit their work at the Newark Museum’s “2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond” on view to August 22. Although Ms. Nacht creates many book-based artworks with Jewish themes, her exhibited piece, “Books136CoronaAmerica,” focuses on the coronavirus and was created during the pandemic.
“It helped me to mindlessly slice and fold, do repetitive actions, and then break through the symmetry with wild slivers expressing the changing world,” Ms. Nacht said. “This combination of chaos and order kept me grounded.”
Ms. Nacht’s art is in corporate and public collections including AT&T, PSE&G, ADP, Newark Museum, International Museum of Collage, Bowdoin College, Jimmy Carter Museum, Cleveland Institute of Art, Rutgers University, Yuko Nii Foundation, Lafayette College, and Yale Art Museum. She exhibits nationally and internationally, and received two New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowships in Sculpture.
She is a supporter of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades and the Jewish Home Family.
The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of exhibitions highlighting the state’s visual and performing artists. Any artist living or working in New Jersey is eligible to submit works to be juried. In partnership with major museums around the state, one exhibition takes place each year, alternating between host institutions.
For information, call (973) 596-6550 or go to newarkmuseumart.org.