Matter Studio Gallery hosts a closing reception for Malka Nedivi’s solo exhibition titled Transcending Matter. The closing event will be held on Sunday December 11, 2022. See below for an artist statement.

Malka Nedivi’s Artist Statement:
My work centers around the human experience and is influenced by the experiences of childhood, immigration, and familial relationships. Growing up with a tattered family history has created chaos inside of me that I can only resolve through my art practice.

As the only child of Holocaust survivors, I am recovering and reconstructing thelost memories of my family. I explore this process by layering paper, building up textures of fabric with glue and paint, and taking it away, similar to how my mother, a seamstress, was always mending holes and blending materials with old clothes. As I complete the works, I reconstruct the narrative of my family’s past in hopes of healing myself and my ancestors.

My art-making began with building sculptures from clay. I immediately had ideas for larger pieces beyond the technique of ceramics, so I experimented with other materials, delving into mixed-media sculptures and paintings. I usually work on several pieces simultaneously, creating a dialogue between the different works and gleaning inspiration from the process.

On view: November 13, 2022 –  December 11, 2022

What: “Transcending Matter,” 
Where: Matter Studio Gallery, 5080 W. Pico Blvd., LA, 90019
When: Sunday, December 11, 2022, 4:00pm – 8:00pm