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August 3-September 9, 2023

Aicon Contemporary, 35 Great Jones Street, New York City, USA

Curated by Ambika Trasi, this is the second solo exhibition for New York based interdisciplinary artist Maya Varadaraj.

No Feeling is Final features the artist’s recent paintings and sculptures, which are a continuation of the project she began with her first solo exhibition at the gallery, Accident of Birth, in 2022.  While Varadaraj once again turned to her family photo albums as source material for her portraits, this time, she took her process one step further and wrote personal letters to each of her subjects before putting paint to canvas.  Informed by Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet, the artist took up the practice of letter-writing to examine her familial relationships and investigate how they have directly and alchemically shaped her present-day life and self.

Find out more about the exhibit here.