nyc art scene

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thru Oct 12:“Let the Guest Be the Master” Hayv KahramanJack Shainman Gallery, 513 W20th St., NYClarge-scale paintings on wood panel (based on floor plans of houses in Baghdad), paintings on paper and sculpture by Iraq-born, San Francisco based artist, Hayv Kahraman. “The exhibition explores private and public spaces through the lens of the disenfranchised, specifically women and immigrants. Kahraman’s artistic work is channeled through four trajectories. One is the visual originality of colors and shapes that fill her paintings. Another is her familiarity with Japanese, Persian, Arab and European Renaissance visual imagery. The third is a fascination with Western art history, geometry and medicine. The last trajectory injects her work with a force that transcends the former: her familiarity with non-Western visual cultures and memories inscribed in her own body. Kahraman’s artwork enacts a shift that is at once geo-cultural and body-political.” - Walter D. Mignolo

thru Oct 12:

Let the Guest Be the Master
 Hayv Kahraman

Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 W20th St., NYC

large-scale paintings on wood panel (based on floor plans of houses in Baghdad), paintings on paper and sculpture by Iraq-born, San Francisco based artist, Hayv Kahraman. “The exhibition explores private and public spaces through the lens of the disenfranchised, specifically women and immigrants. Kahraman’s artistic work is channeled through four trajectories. One is the visual originality of colors and shapes that fill her paintings. Another is her familiarity with Japanese, Persian, Arab and European Renaissance visual imagery. The third is a fascination with Western art history, geometry and medicine. The last trajectory injects her work with a force that transcends the former: her familiarity with non-Western visual cultures and memories inscribed in her own body. Kahraman’s artwork enacts a shift that is at once geo-cultural and body-political.” - Walter D. Mignolo

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