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Negar Devine-Tajgardan | [Extended] Family Gathering

Take a tour of the Virtual Gallery to view the latest exhibit by Negar Devine-Tajgardan.

Artist’s exhibition statement

Change is an inevitable fact in everyone’s life. Moving and immigration are examples of significant changes; in my artwork the intention is to explore my own feelings of displacement. My current focus probes into the memories of places where people have lived; places that they left for different reasons. Displacement and immigration are universal subjects that I am looking at it through the lens of my personal observations. While my experience is unique and particular, it also has commonalities with others who have immigrated. I am interested in the memories of absent spaces and missing objects, whether they are lost to us as a result of growing up, moving or even death, and how these reflect the changes in our lives. I make these miniatures of furniture from memory of lost environments out of the dissolvable fabric for its qualities of fragility and to speak to the vulnerability in life. The project focuses on the physical spaces of memory beginning with my own experience as someone of Middle Eastern background living in Canada, representing my relocations of my safe place and the connections I am making with my new safe place.

Memories of places we have lived before make it hard to settle down elsewhere yet we continue and are constantly making new memories.

Untitled 1

Untitled 1

31″ x 21″ Three editions available.

Untitled 2

Untitled 2

Digital file projected on the wall.

Untitled 3

Untitled 3

24″ x 15″  Three editions available.

Untitled 4

Untitled 4

24″ x 15″ Three editions available. 

Untitled 5

Untitled 5

17″ x 21″ Three editions available.

Artist Bio

Portrait of artist Negar Devine-TajgardanNegar Devine-Tajgardan is of Middle Eastern background, living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada. She specializes in sculpture, installation art and photography, having studied MFA at The University of Saskatchewan. Her art has been shown across Canada and in Iran with the works exploring into the concepts of displacement and immigration.

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