Ivy Deng and Nadia Chernova: Or Not

Painting with bright colors, red, blue, yellow, white, grey depicting a multicolored partition in an art studio.
Nadia Chernova (B.A./B.F.A. '20), Toy#2 (2018), acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48".
Video still of someone showing their thigh with dark purple marks on it with their hand partially covering it against a white comforter.
Ivy Deng (B.A./B.F.A. '19) video still from Self-Erasure (2018).
Nadia Chernova (B.A./B.F.A. '20), Toy#2 (2018), acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48". Ivy Deng (B.A./B.F.A. '19) video still from Self-Erasure (2018).

This collaborative project addresses the question of identity, its concealment, and its negation. By placing ourselves at different moments of isolation and intimacy, we capture ambivalent desires in between presence and absence, self and other, interior and exterior, as well as subject and object. Come join us at this undefinable space where body and selfhood are thrown into question yet also brought to flourishing.

~Ivy Deng (B.A./B.F.A. '19) and Nadia Chernova (B.A./B.F.A. '20)