This selection of artists at first reflects a collective and sometimes oblique response to the pandemic, a reckoning with solitude and a longing for new places and people. Several art objects were created when most of us were still sheltering at home, and these artists articulated their anxieties and awareness of their limited domestic spaces through their works. Now, as many of us are still struggling to redefine a “normal” world, the works shown here may be seen in relation to other fractures and traumas in our environment.
Andaruni Landscapes looks critically at gender representation, depictions of the female body, and the objectification of women revealing the hidden feminist history in Iran. It asks the viewer to understand perceptions of feminism and persistent Colonial fetishized stereotyping in post-revolutionary Iran. With understanding, there is a chance for change.
The Department of Art and Art History presents a socially-distanced exhibition of select works from our Studio Art Faculty. Assembled quickly in these unusual circumstances of the pandemic, this exhibition is a rare opportunity to see the work of our faculty in conversation, and encompassing such varied media as ceramics, photography, performance, prints, and painting.