Schlesinger Center’s Fisher Gallery Presents Nahid Navab The Time of No Time

By Editorial Team on August 7, 2017

Sat, 12 August 2017 - Sun, 17 September 2017

Nahid Navab; Life of the Universe; mixed media handprint on archival paper; 11”x24”; 2017; courtesy of artist. Courtesy of Fisher Gallery.
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, August 12 from 2pm to 4pm

The Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus will display the art exhibit The Time of No Time, a collection of works by artist Nahid Navab. The show will be on display from Aug. 7 through Sept. 17 with an artist’s reception scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.

“In this series of works, I recorded the footprints of deep humiliation on the delicate souls of people around me, the feelings that have been created by being a passive witness to the daily heartbreaking news,” Navab explained. “In recent years, endless attacks on the social values of the people are growing in my adopted homeland, the United States. While years of violence and war continue in my homeland in the Middle East. These had a big impact on my visual voice, my paints and handprints.”​

Some of the pieces in The Time of No Time are multi-layered, multi-textured abstract, and figurative handprints imply a state of floating in search of a shelter or something to hang on. Navab explained that her work tells stories and represents figures and objects that hold their dignity while facing chaotic situations.

Nahid Navab is an accomplished painter, printmaker and book artist. Born and raised in Iran, she moved to the United States in her early thirties. She served in the medical profession for some years before she found her passion for art.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am—4pm

The Fisher Art Gallery is located on the upper level of the Schlesinger Center, which is located at 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA.  For more information, all the Schlesinger Center at 703.845.6156 or visit