august, 2021

25augAll Day31octRANIA MATAR | SHE

Event Details

Obscura Gallery presents a photographic exhibition by Lebanese-born American artist Rania Matar entitled SHE which focuses on young women in the US and the Middle East who are leaving the cocoon of home and entering adulthood, highlighting how female subjectivity develops in parallel forms across cultural lines. Artist and mother Rania Matar’s cross-cultural experiences inform her art. She has dedicated her art work to exploring issues of personal and collective identity through photographs of female adolescence and womanhood—both in the United States where she lives, and in the Middle East where she is from.

Lebanese-born American artist Rania Matar’s photographic exhibition, SHE, focuses on young women in the US and the Middle East who are leaving the cocoon of home and entering adulthood. The work highlights how female subjectivity develops in parallel forms across cultural lines.

As a Lebanese-born American artist and mother, Rania Matar’s cross-cultural experiences inform her art. She has dedicated her work to exploring issues of personal and collective identity through photographs of female adolescence and womanhood—both in the United States where she lives, and in the Middle East where she is from. Rania Matar: She focuses on young women in their late teens and early twenties, who are leaving the cocoon of home, entering adulthood and facing a new reality. Depicting women in the United States and the Middle East, this project highlights how female subjectivity develops in parallel forms across cultural lines. Each young woman becomes an active participant in the image-making process, presiding over the environment and making it her own. Matar portrays the raw beauty of her subjects—their age, individuality, physicality and mystery—and photographs them the way she, a woman and a mother, sees them: beautiful, alive.

Courtesy of Obscura Gallery


Image caption: Rania Matar. Archival pigment print. Signed, editioned, titled and dated on label verso. RANIA MATAR. Ciearra, Winston-Salem, NC 2018. 19.2″x 24″, Edition of 8 28.8″x 36, Edition of 6

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Time

August 25 (Wednesday) - October 31 (Sunday)

Location

Obscura Gallery

1405 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501, United States

Organizer

Obscura Gallery 1405 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501, United States

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