Through May 12
Lalla Essaydi: Photographs
The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lalla Essaydi’s career as an artist encompasses painting, mixed media, video and photography to explore the image of woman in Islamic society. Raised in Morocco, Essaydi spent many years in Saudi Arabia and was educated in Europe and the United States. Her photography provides a contemporary reflection on an iconography rooted in Orientalist imagery of 19th-century artists such as Ingres, Delacroix and Gérôme. This exhibition features a recent series of pictures Essaydi made in a former harem in Morocco, often swathing her subjects in robes and covering their skin in henna calligraphy that echoes the decorative surfaces that wall the complex. “In my art,” Essaydi says, “I wish to present myself through multiple lenses—as artist, as Moroccan, as Saudi, as traditionalist, as liberal, as Muslim. In short, I invite the viewer to resist stereotypes.”
Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
Department of Art All-Student Art Exhibition
Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar St. entrance) and Goodyear Studios
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 3-5 p.m., Saturday, 2-5 p.m.
This exhibition will highlight work created in studio-art classes throughout the academic year.
All events are open to the public and are free, unless otherwise noted. Events listed in the Calendar of Arts are subject to change. Please contact the appropriate department prior to an event to confirm that it will take place as listed.