Reception: Thursday, December 6 from 6pm to 8pm
The Open Gallery presents Mojdeh Rezaeipour: on matters of resilience (ھﺎ ﻗﺎﺻدک), from November 19, 2018– January 11, 2019. A reception will be held Thursday, December 6th, 6–8 p.m. The event is located at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center. For more information, visit http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions/. Free and open to the public.
on matters of resilience (ھﺎ ﻗﺎﺻدک) explores the spaces we are called to claim and reclaim between dualities of dark and light, pain and play, trauma and healing. In nonlinear collaboration with her past and future selves, Mojdeh Rezaeipour brings us inside of a semi-autobiographical landscape of learning and adaptation, where she engages in a process of piecing herself back together. Her organic mixed media self portraits, assemblages, and installations incorporate natural elements and her own body, as well as deconstructed photographs, early drawings and toys from the artist’s childhood in Iran. Through this playful deconstruction and reconstruction of personal narrative, Rezaeipour exposes a familiar language of individual and collective resilience.
About the Series:
This year’s themed exhibition series, Soapbox. Historically, a soapbox doubled as an impromptu stage upon which someone could stand to deliver a speech, usually of a political or social nature. The artists exhibiting in this series will use the highly visible Open Gallery as their Soapbox.
About the Artist
Mojdeh Rezaeipour (b. 1986 Iran) is an Iraninan-American artist and storyteller. Her organic mixed media works and space installations explore hyphenated identity and belonging, as well as the intersections of our collective striving for healing and transformation. After completing her architectural studies at UC Berkeley, Mojdeh has been involved with many facets of art and architecture in San Francisco, New York, Rome, and Tokyo. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in galleries worldwide, and several of her pieces were recently acquired by Eaton Workshop as a part of their permanent collection. As the recipient of The Studio Visit’s Berlin Fellowship, Mojdeh spent the summer of 2018 living and working in Germany, where much of the work in this exhibition first started to take root. Her spoken stories have also been featured on The Moth Mainstage, Podcast, and Radio Hour.
About the Open Gallery:
The Open Gallery’s exhibitions compliment the academic programs of Montgomery College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts while bringing art to the community. As part of the Silver Spring arts community, exhibitions focus on current pieces by working artists. The gallery is on the ground floor of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The center is located off Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street. Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, located immediately behind the center.
The Open Gallery at the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College is located at 930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD. For more information, visit http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions/.