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  • Manish Nai, Digits XIII, 2016, digital print, 36 × 62 1⁄2". From the series “Billboard,” 2016.

    Manish Nai, Digits XIII, 2016, digital print, 36 × 62 1⁄2". From the series “Billboard,” 2016.

    Manish Nai

    NATURE MORTE

    The passage of time assumes material form in the weathered surfaces we see around us: the crumbling facade of a building, the paint peeling off a wall, the moss that creeps up on paving stones. But it is time’s stealthy marks on metal surfaces that Manish Nai is drawn to, as was apparent in the shades of rust left to linger on the assemblages of corrugated metal sheeting in his recent show “Regenerative Visions.” Such sheets are often hastily pulled together to create temporary shelter or provisional housing, for instance in shanty towns. Nai has frequently encountered them in the slums that

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