The body of oil paintings consists of forty plus figurative works on linen/canvas of varying sizes (15″ x 15″ to 42″ x 60″ approximate average size) depicting women in burqas symbolizing women and girls worldwide, each representing a different narrative.
The installation will consist of multiple screens (42″ approximate average size). Each screen will show SEEWALL created films with one central screen that will connect them all.
Through education, one acquires knowledge and through knowledge, one acquires power. But beginning of this process is to bring about awareness, in this case, of social concerns that are often avoided or not spoken about at all because of their disturbing nature. Through the interplay of bold, yet static images, and the moving images of the matrix screens, viewers will be enticed to explore further, to understand the issues, and to go forward towards a reasonable and just solution to these problems.
Using art as a social statement to explore sensitive social issues in a provocative but non-violent way or a non-offense way in order to raise awareness to the issues at hand, to express feelings about social concerns within our world that are often avoided or not spoken about because of their disturbing nature to make a powerful impact, and to use thought provoking imagery and strong symbols to address or express controversial or pressing social issues.
Art has the power to manifest or to reveal ones deepest feelings and emotions about pressing social issues with sincere expression from the heart and to raise awareness and educate with caution and respect. The power of art is to inspire social and cultural changes and to evoke a reaction from viewers that can encourage a dialogue for possible solutions to pressing and painfully issues
An educational hand-out will be available during the exhibition.
Artist is available for workshops, classes or lectures.
Guest speakers also available:
Marker Board Expression Wall:
A large custom made installation marker board. The visitors will be able to express their thoughts and feelings either with words or images about the exhibition and its message using multicolored marker pens – like a giant “Guest Book”. At the end of each day the wall will be photographed and edited into future films for following exhibits.
Multiple large printed posters featuring relevant quotes, information, and statistics (both local and universal) will be displayed as part of the event.