ahuva s. zaslavsky: open ended

The Center for Contemporary Art and Culture at PNCA is pleased to present “open ended” by ahuva s. zaslavsky, a display of works on paper and ceramics investigating an interest in the in-between and the uncanny. Join us for light fare and refreshments at the public opening reception on Thursday, April 7th from 5-7pm.

baby plays peekaboo with her parent. they cover their eyes but leave a crack between fingers. through it they see baby’s expression. eyes so wide open. full of expectation and panic at the same time. here and now she doesn’t know for sure if they will ever come back. but she hopes. in this opening everything can go wrong or be filled with joy. in a moment between opposites lives the great potential for change. baby may learn parent always comes back, and code peekaboo as an event of pleasure. in conditions of trauma what will her coding structure look like? what possibilities are in reconstruction?
my work moves in the landscape of:
|remember forget| |finished unfinished| |move stagnate| |construct destruct| |repeat divert| |fragility confidence| |absent present| |visible concealed|
|functional dysfunctional|
|anguish pleasure|
between these borders wanders a GOLEM in a raw condition. i play in this space…