Artist Talk: Sama Alshaibi
Sama Alshaibi will give an informal talk about her artwork in Kittredge Gallery, followed by a reception. All vaccinated, masked community members are welcome. Visitors to campus, please pre-register here. This is an in-person event; light refreshments will be served outdoors.
Alshaibi’s show “Grainlines” includes work from several of Alshaibi's projects. In “Carry Over”, Alshaibi alludes to the ‘Oriental’ portrait photographs of the region’s women made by Western photographers in the late 19th and early 20th century. Produced through historic printing processes of the era, albumen and photogravure, the images depict the female subject carrying sculptural vessels over her head.
“Silsila”, Arabic for ‘chain’ or ‘link’, is a multi-media installation depicting Alshaibi’s three-year cyclic journey through the significant deserts and endangered water sources of the Middle East and North African region and across to the bountiful waters of the Maldives.
Kittredge Gallery, N. 15th and Lawrence St.