Cheryl Sim on Night Has Arrived
Jordan Nassar engages with his Palestinian heritage by exploring the tradition of embroidery and the genre of landscape. To create Night Has Arrived, Jordan worked with women embroiderers in the West Bank. He plotted out the painting and sent it to the collective of women to embroider specific areas in a particular stitch, but with the colours of their choice. The work was then returned to Nassar who then added his contribution which consists of the landscape portions. In working these landscapes, Jordan draws on the imagination to evoke the idea that one’s country of origin, for those who have left, or who never knew it, might live in the imagination.
About Jordan Nassar
Jordan Nassar (b.1985, New York) earned his BA at Middlebury College in 2007 and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions globally at institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; BRIC, Brooklyn; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Abrons Art Center, New York; Katonah Museum of Art; Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles; The Third Line, Dubai; and James Cohan, New York. In 2019, Nassar was the subject of two solo exhibitions: Jordan Nassar: Between Sky and Earth at Art@Bainbridge at Princeton University, and The Sea Beneath Our Eyes at the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.
Interview with Jordan Nassar - PHI Foundation