GARDEN (FEAST) OF PARADISE:
The exhibition highlights the cultural and aesthetic influences of Islam and the Middle East on the work of six contemporary ceramic artists. The curators Sanam Emami, Anat Shiftan, and Dominique Ellis designed the gallery specifically to indicate the visual comparisons between these artists’ work as a metaphor for the shared culture between the US and the Middle East. Exhibiting artists include: Sanam Emami, Anat Shiftan, Julia Galloway, Ibrahim Said, and Dominique Ellis.
March 14-17, 2018: NCECA Pittsburgh
July 21-Sept 2, 2018: The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Yield examines the intersections between play and labor. Referencing the labor of Moroccan tilework (zilige) and Bauhaus/Montessori games, I want to understand the moments where collective action transitions from play to work.