Nina Bovasso produces works on paper and pantings which are comprised of compartmentalized motifs within precarious structures. Using mixed acrylic media, Bovasso creates simple dots, lines, and geometric shapes, as well as more complex symbolic forms like flattened hearts, flowers, and letters of the alphabet. In some works, Bovassoâ€™s motifs manifest themselves as complicated worlds of minutiae which cluster and disperse. In others, motifs are magnified in difference spatial configurations. Bovassoâ€™s work explores the issue of surface as phenomenon. Unlike the flat, homogeneity of the digitally produced imagery which pervades contemporary visual culture, the drawings possess a depth, texture, and materiality which ground them in the real.