This exhibition surveys a diverse array of Yousefian’s new works from ongoing series that directly confront cultural identity and the immigrant experience. Expanding upon her previous work, these never-before-exhibited pieces draw on reservoirs of personal experience to explore the fluid, often abstract concept of collective consciousness and universal identity.
All of Shadi Yousefian’s work to date strives to describe her life as an immigrant and tap into a more universal experience. Fragmentation of the whole reverberates throughout each series, revealing intimate revelations about the world and her place in it. These fragments unify in an endeavor to reinvent the self in a new social and cultural context. In her hands, the lines between destruction and creation become unclear. Through themes of metamorphosis and memory, TRANSFORMATION defines what it means to be human through all of our contradictions and imperfections.
The opening reception will take place on Saturday, June 19th from 4-8 pm and/or Sunday, June 20th from 1-5 pm. Both the artist and ADVOCARTSY founder and director, Roshi Rahnama, will be present. No appointment will be necessary.