West by East

Contact Media2011: Figure and ground

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April 30- May 31, 2011
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 3:30-6:30 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only Please call 416 361 6045

Private Opening reception (by invitation only):
Thursday, May 05, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

Public Opening reception:
Saturday May 07, 2011, 2:00-6:00 pm

A Solo Exhibition By Shadi Ghadirian

Working with the Contact 2011 theme, Figure and Ground, Shadi Ghadirian explore her homeland, Iran, and its complex relationship between the people and the social and cultural issues that have swept the nation.

In West by East, Shadi Ghadirian focuses on women and censorship. The relationship between Iranian women and the social, political and cultural stance of Iran is very complex. Ghadirian sets the women against a plain backdrop and allows the symbolic use of the black marker and the black shadows to represent the ways women feel in their country and how they are treated in Iranian society.