School of Art Design and Art History

Nava Levenson: Taking Care

I3D Senior Capstone Exhibit


Taking Care is a temporary space that imagines new modes of intimate human interaction through reciprocal care giving and generosity. The project was awarded funds from the CVPA Undergraduate Research Grant for 2016. This rendition of the project begins the research and utilizes a meal as a template for caregiving.

Preparing the Meal will take place on Monday, November, 28th, 6PM in the Grace St Crit Space. Everyone is invited to this workshop to give labor, energy and consideration through applying a common craft technique to the food item itself. If anyone is unable to make the gathering, the artist, Nava Levenson will be preparing the meal in the space for the following two days up until The Meal.

The Meal will take place on Wednesday, November 30th, 6PM also in the Grace St Crit Space. This particpatory preformance invites everyone to have a seat at the dinning room table. Neither SADAH nor the artist are liable for allergic reactions. Ingredients include: Flower, Egg, Salt, Olive Oil.

Dried Tied Noodles from Taking Care

Nava Levenson is a conceptual artist from Richmond, VA whose work investigates anthropologic concepts such as semantics, reciprocity and the object-human relationship.

Her work manifests in the form of installations, performances and gatherings. Nava has been a resident artist at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts as well as OxBow School of Art and Artists’ Residency. Recent exhibitions include Emerging & Emerged and the Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition at artWorks Gallery as well as the 2nd AnnualWord Show at the Arts Council of the Valley. Nava is the recipient of the CVPA Research Grant, the 2016 Crystal Theodore Service Award with Scholarship and 2016 Junior Art Achievement Award at James Madison University where she is currently a BFA candidate concentrating in Sculpture.

Published: Monday, November 28, 2016

Last Updated: Thursday, January 4, 2018

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