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Irvin Morazan

Tandem Pursuits: Armor and Ichthyology 
Glyndor Gallery | September 15–December 1, 2013

Object for cutting through space and time, 2013
Mixed media
48” x 60” x 42”
Courtesy of the artist
Photo: Ken Goebel 

Irvin Morazan’s sculptural headdresses, performance pieces and installations explore pre-Colombian culture and mythology. The headdresses, sometimes used in performance and other times displayed as sculpture, incorporate contemporary objects, such as a boom box or a jar of cheese puffs. By blending ancient symbolism and modern popular culture, the artist creates a dialogue between past and present. Object for cutting through space and time, a headdress made for this exhibition, incorporates designs reminiscent of fish and traditional armor. These forms, combined and juxtaposed with objects the artist has used in previous works, recall the various purposes and styles of armored clothing across time and cultures.

Irvin Morazan has exhibited nationally and abroad in Germany, Mexico, El Salvador and Colombia. His work has been presented at the Festival of Art and Ideas, CUE Art Foundation, Rush Arts Gallery, Bronx River Arts Center and El Museo del Barrio, all in New York, NY. His performance pieces have been shown in New York City in Times Square, Socrates Sculpture Park and Performa 11. In 2012, he attended the SOMA residency in Mexico City. Morazan received an MFA from Hunter College of the City University of New York and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Pictured above:
Object for cutting through space and time
, 2013
Mixed media
48” x 60” x 42”
Courtesy of the artist
Photos: Ken Goebel

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. 
 

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