Visual Arts Program
 


Friday, September 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Michael Mararian

Opening Reception and Artist's Talk

Michael Mararian - Opening Reception and Artist's Talk
Michael Mararian - Opening Reception and Artist's Talk
Michael Mararian - Opening Reception and Artist's Talk
Michael Mararian - Opening Reception and Artist's Talk
Michael Mararian - Opening Reception and Artist's Talk

Opening Reception
Friday, September 12, 2014, 8 to 11 pm

Artist Talk
Friday, September 12, 2014, 8 pm

Exhibition continues through October 3.

It's not that Michael Mararian's paintings are about children, but children serve as the central protagonists in much of his work. Painted with equal proportions of dark humor and buoyant charm, children function as the most effective dramatic foils for the contradictions, absurdities, and layers of pathos Mararian is fond of exploring. Whether brandishing lit matches and gasoline, wearing inappropriate clothing, wielding knives and guns, or just lying in a drunken stupor upon a field of cell phones, children as characters sharply highlight an array of themes and concerns discussed throughout Mararian's work READ MORE…

 
 
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Laylah Ali
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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.