Award-winning artist Nadia Sablin will give a gallery talk and sign copies of her recently released first book Aunties in conjunction with her exhibition. Sablin was awarded the 2014 Honickman First Book Prize in Photography by Sandra S. Phillips, SFMOMA senior curator of photography. Sponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the Honickman Foundation in Philadelphia, the prize is offered every other year and is open to American and Canadian photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work. The prize honors work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose. Sablin’s project documents the daily lives of her elderly aunts who occupy a family cabin in small village during the summer months.
Northlight Gallery curator Liz Allen states, “We are thrilled to feature the work of ASU alumni during the first year in our new space at Grant Street Studios. Nadia’s project caught my attention while she was pursuing her MFA here. I am so pleased to be able to host a solo exhibition of her work.”
Join us for the artist reception and book signing with Sablin on Third Friday, February 19. The reception will be held from 6-9 p.m., and Sablin will give a gallery talk starting at 6:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase. The exhibition Aunties will run February 11 – March 5. The gallery is open Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5:00 and First & Third Fridays, 6-9 p.m.
This exhibition is part of PhotoTapas, celebrating February as Arizona’s month of photography.