Looking Out / Looking In
2021 Member's Exhibition



Divya Nair

I am a painter based in Philadelphia. My work encompasses portraits, landscapes, and abstracts. I deal with a range of themes but always return to the relation of the spiritual and the material, the permanent and the impermanent.

My Teacher’s Daughter

This painting depicts a veiled woman. She is looking out into the world from within her veil. However the world is also looking back at her. There are parts of her it cannot see, however, and she likes it that way. On the one hand we think we can know her through her eyes. On the other hand, she is unknowable.

24" x 36"
Oil and acrylic.
c. 2017