The Lightborne Artist-in-Residence and Lecture series is in its fourth year, and — as always — it is doing an amazing job at bringing renowned, internationally established photographers with very contemporary, compellingly innovative practices to Cincinnati. This year’s Lightborne AIR is Yamini Nayar, a Brooklyn-based artist who photographs installations and collages to achieve her final images.
Nayar constructs psychologically-riveting architectural spaces in miniature that seem to be coming undone while we look on. Dystopian and turbulent, these tableaus seem like sites for rituals gone awry and cultural collision. Nayar will give a lecture on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Fath Auditorium (953 Eden Park Dr., Eden Park). Reservations are not required, but early arrival is recommended. The event is free, though parking in the museum’s lot is $4. An exhibition of Nayar’s work is currently on display at the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Pearlman Gallery, with a closing reception on Friday from 5-7 pm. The Art Academy is located at 1212 Jackson Street in Over-the-Rhine.