TREX Art Exhibit: Cradle
Canada is a young country but many who settle here come from regions which lay claim to being sites of the oldest civilizations on earth: regions known as ‘cradles of civilization’ which, throughout their long and tumultuous histories, provided many of the building blocks upon which contemporary societies rest.
The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Cradle presents the work of three artists, currently residing in Edmonton, who originally come from regions associated with cradles of civilization in the Middle East and South-East Asia. Arriving in Canada as economic immigrants or refugees from war and conflict, each of these artists is a story teller, sharing in their artworks ancient and rich cultural histories and legacies. While concerned with specific places and people in their works, however, these artists also strive to address more universal concerns to demonstrate that, regardless of where people come from, we are all one people with similar dreams and desires.
The exhibition Cradle features works by Hanny Al Khoury, originally from Palestine; Riaz Mehmood, originally from Pakistan; and Aboud Salman, originally from Syria.
Co-curated by Shane Golby, Art Gallery of Alberta (TREX Region 2)
Information from https://www.youraga.ca/exhibitions/afa-travelling-exhibitions-trex
On display from: Thursday, August 1 - Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Location: Stuart MacPherson Public Library