Artists' Reception: Nayana LaFond and Christopher Curtis
Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library (20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060, Northampton MA)
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls/People
Nayana LaFond is a painter and multi-disciplinary artist based in Western Massachusetts. Her work tackles deeply personal subjects related to trauma and life experience. Her recent series, “Portraits in RED, Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Painting project”, has garnered national acclaim. Nayana has multiple solo and touring exhibitions of the ongoing series scheduled for the next several years. In addition to being a professional full time artist and mother, Nayana also serves on the Board of Directors for Artist Organized Art out of Brooklyn NY, and several other organizations and boards in Massachusetts.
My exhibit includes images from wild places around the world. Many of these places are vanishing forever, just in the time that I have been on the planet. With these photographs, I hope to convey the sense and experience of place in each landscape, along with the extraordinary beauty and fragility of our planet. My photographs include images of rare ecosystems on top of Mount Kenya, dreamtime rock art in remote Cape York, Australia, sunrise on the islands of the Sea of Cortez, shamanic petroglyphs in Wyoming, mists in the Hoh Rainforest of Washington, rainstorms over Canyonlands, Masai villages in Tanzania, and ancient granaries and waterfalls in the Grand Canyon.