may, 2020

15mayallday03julRania Matar | SHE

Rania Matar, Nour #2, Beirut Lebanon, 2017. Archival pigment print on Baryta paper, 48.8 x 61 cm.


Event Details

Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present a selection of 9 photographs by Rania Matar from the series SHE.  In this new body of work, Matar focuses on collective identity by photographing young woman on the brink of adulthood from two different cultures.

The images from SHE are the result of a collaborative process.  Unlike her previous work where settings were largely curated, her subjects now actively participate in the image making process by interacting within the expansive surroundings of the outdoors. Personal narratives emerge as Matar captures these young women embracing life, getting dirty, takings risks, having fun and ultimately courageously taking ownership of their environments.

“My work addresses the states of ‘Becoming’– the fraught beauty and the vulnerability of growing up –in the context of the visceral relationships to our physical environment and universal humanity, but it is also about collaboration, experimentation, performance, empowerment, and about pushing the limits of creativity and self-expression ‐ both for the young women and for myself.”

Courtesy of Richard Levy Gallery.


May 15 (Friday) - July 3 (Friday)


Richard Levy Gallery

514 Central Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102


Richard Levy Gallery [email protected] 514 Central Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102

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