The closing reception for Stony Brook University Art Professor Nobuho Nagasawa’s installation, “Drawn to the Light,” will be held on Saturday, October 16, from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Westwood Gallery in New York City. Her solo exhibition has been on display since August 19, where visitors have been sharing their stories of the loss of loved ones due to COVID-19.
Throughout the exhibit, Nagasawa stenciled hundreds of luna moths on one of the gallery walls, marking a visual memory that connects to emotional memory. As part of the closing reception, starting at 2 pm, Nagasawa will begin to erase the moth drawings created together with the community as a symbolic act of release for all we have lost during COVID-19.
Then at 4 pm, Stony Brook University Theatre Arts Professor Izumi Ashizawa will perform, “And, Into Thin Air,” which is a movement performance of art in dialogue with Nagasawa’s installation. Through her concentrated movements, Ashizawa will guide the audience to release their memories of loved ones.