Now and Forever / Nancy Nowacek

Presented by the Natalie & James Thompson Gallery, SJSU

Now and Forever is a virtual instantiation of a physical phenomenon, captured and manifested in a tangible object. Transposing relationships between sky and land, architecture and environment, the piece takes inspiration the myth of paradise that has defined silicon valley, first as a land of agricultural plenty, now as a land overflowing with innovation, intellect and start-up capital. It is a landscape of desire to be experienced one at a time. 
As visitors grapple with the infinite incline of the piece, they will find themselves in unstable states of acceleration and deceleration. Engaging gravity’s pull, the piece will move visitors towards the horizon or away from it, but never in alignment with it.

On view at the Natalie & James Thompson Gallery from
August 28 - September 21, 2012
Monday through Friday: 11am - 4pm
Tuesday: 6pm - 7:30pm

Nancy Nowacek

lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Artist website


Nancy Nowacek is an artist whose work is rooted in the ecology of the everyday: the processes, codes, and habits of life. Her practice is focused on the uses of the body as relates to work, architecture and the practice of space. She has shown in New York, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Canada and Europe. She is currently a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council artist-in-residence on Governor's Island where she is building a bridge to enact the simple act of crossing within the complex of commercial, governmental, and environmental systems that construct the public space of the water. Nancy has an MFA in Social Practice from California College of Arts and is certified in personal training by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She lives in Brooklyn.