Portland, Oregon – PLACE II: Settlement Galleries @ Pioneer Square Mall
Coffee with Cardamom
Curated by Andrea (Ray) Boyle
Opening Reception: July 16, 6:00- 9:00 pm
700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor of Atrium Bldg.
July 16- August 14, 2011
Solo Exhibit: “Can You See Me Now? (Part One): Reflections on Palestine” by Sarah Farahat
Group Exhibit: “Mirrors: A Middle Eastern/ American Collaboration”
Artists: Farooq Hassan, Marwan Nahle, Becca Bernstein, Jim Lommasson, Amira Dughri, Rolla Selbak, Sarah Farahat, Andrea Boyle, Baher Bhutti, and Beth Ann Short.
Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sun, Noon- 6:00 pm
Special Events: Doors at 6:30pm, Begin at 7:00 pm
Coffee with Cardamom: Curator Andrea Boyle presents a collaborative project titled, “Mirrors,” with a spotlight
solo exhibition of Sarah Farahatʼs, “Can You See Me Now? (Part 1): Reflections on Palestine”
"Mirrors,” is a collaborative art-as-process piece exploring relationships of identity, responsibility and community between Middle Eastern-born and American-born artists within the current global context of the political uprisings in the Middle East. Using art as the common language, these artists will explore their relationships with one another by participating in weekly art therapy sessions, current topic conversations, and creating a collaborative body of multi-media artwork.
As a process piece, “Mirrors,” examines the importance of artists, inspirations, and ideologies coming together in a space of reflection; in that, only a portion of the show features completed collaboration pieces, the remainder of the show focuses on pieces in process, as the artistic dialogue and weekly meetings continue in the gallery space. The show is designed to invite the audience to participate as both observer and subject, reflecting on their own insights on identity, responsibility, and community in the larger global context.
“Can You See Me Now? (Part One): Reflections on Palestine” by Sarah Farahat is a RACC sponsored solo exhibition culminating two years of travel, art making, and organizing efforts. The show contains photographs taken in the West Bank and Jerusalem, an ongoing collaboration between the artist and her deceased grandfather, sculptural reflections on Gaza and organized weekly events featuring internationally known academics, artists, and activists. All events are free and open to the public. For a full calendar of events, please visit: http://sarahfarahat.wordpress.com/events
You can listen to Eva Lake's Art Focus interview on KBOO with Andrea Boyle and Sarah Farahat here: http://kboo.fm/node/29710
July 20th: Journalism and New Media in the Middle East: Lecture and Discussion with Stanford Fellow Jenka Soderburg and Palestinian Journalist Saed Bannoura
July 30th: First Hand: A Night of Storytelling from the West Bank and Gaza.
August 3rd: From South Africa to Palestine: The shaping of a movement through Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions