NYACK, N.Y. -- The Edward Hopper House is currently hosting an art exhibit called "Where We are Standing: Contemporary Women Artists from Iran."
The exhibit, which runs through April 24, features the works of Golnar Adili, Roya Farassat and Shabnam K. Ghazi, according to a statement from the gallery.
The women, according to the statement, are driven by different creative aims, which results in varied works that "share ... cultural identities rooted in two worlds."
Born in Falls Church, Va. in 1976, Adili moved to Iran in 1979. Often referencing airplanes, family letters, Persian poetry or her own body, Adili’s themes embrace a sense of yearning coupled with attempts at examining her identity, according to the gallery.
Farassat what born in Tehran in 1964. Her work consists of "portraits" of women often veiled and confined in an oval shape suggestive of a hanging wall mirror, according to the gallery.
Ghazi, also born in Tehran, uses video and still photography to investigate the patterns that "our mundane daily chores fall into and the inherent disassociation experience as a result of the continuous repetition of our actions," according to the gallery.
The exhibition is curated by Carole Perry and made possible with support from Manhattan Cardiology and Medical Offices of Manhattan.
In a related program, Adili, Farassat and Ghazi will be sitting down to speak about the exhibit with Clare Davies, an assistant curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, at 3:30 p.m. on April 9 at the Nyack Library.
The gallery is open from 12-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday or by appointment. Admission is free for members, costs $2 for students 17 and older, $5 for seniors and $7 for adults. The gallery is open at no charge on the first Friday of each month.
The Edward Hopper House is located at 82 N. Broadway. For more information, call 845-358-0774 or visit edwardhopperhouse.org.
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