The Hippodrome Theatre Gallery is pleased to present artist Ameena Khan’s solo exhibition “Just a Peek, Please” running February 21st, – March 6th, 2019 with an opening reception on February 22nd from 7 pm – 10 pm.
“Just a Peek, Please?” is a growing series of 30+ paintings that expand the narrative that surrounds American Muslim women in the present day. These stories range in sentiment and complexity from faithful to faithless, fearful to fearless, embraced to isolated.
Individual pieces are concealed using a scarf previously worn by the muse, carrying with it something of the woman’s identity and essence. In an act that is typically unacceptable or taboo, the viewer is required to lift the woman’s article of clothing to see the art underneath. This voyeuristic act creates the sense of a fleeting, intimate conversation between the viewer, muse, and artist.
Khan’s work uses these complex themes compounded on a collection of anonymously shared accounts by women about their personal experiences. “Stories about Muslim women are typically limited to one of two stereotypes: the victim, or the siren,” said Khan. “This oversimplification dehumanizes the complex lives of individuals and invents a vast separation between nonMuslim and Muslim women. It creates a sense of “us versus them” and relegates Muslim women to being “an OTHER”instead of just “another”.”
“Just a Peek, Please” will run through March 6th, 2019. Khan will present a short artist talk and panel discussion with the UF Center for Global Islamic Studies during Gainesville Artwalk opening reception on February 22nd from 7 pm – 10 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday 6 pm till “close of shows,” and Monday – Friday by appointment. For additional information, please contact Justine Henry, 352.373.5968 ext.210 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hippodrome Theatre Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of illustrations and collage created by women incarcerated at the Florida Women’s Reception Center (FWRC) in Lowell, Fla.
“From the Inside” will run from Jan. 5 – Feb. 10, 2019.
Since 2013 volunteers of the Journey Daybook organization have taught the process of making illustrated journals to small groups of incarcerated women at the Florida Women’s Reception Center (FWRC) in Lowell, Fla. Journey Daybook pages capture a moment in time, a sight, a sound, a sense, a tiny piece of one person’s perception.
Thirteen gallery artists will be featured in the show: Rozzi Kunz, Jackie Kennedy, Ashley Dizdar, Betty Kirk, Deborah Rice, Latesha Brokenshire. Lori Steele, Heather Bruen, Jamie Davis, Lisa Wisor Serratore, Brandi Murch, Jennifer Graves and Celeste Frotten. Many of the works center around the types of sights and sounds that these women have personally experienced in the justice system.
Visual works range from delicate watercolor landscapes, stream of consciousness poetry, graphic ink illustration and found object collage.
“From the Inside” will run through Feb. 10, 2019. The volunteer staff of the Journey Daybook organization will be present at the Gainesville Artwalk reception on Jan. 25 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday noon till “close of shows,” and by appointment.
For additional information please contact Justine Henry, 352.373.5968 ext.210 email@example.com.
|Open Call to Artists!Deadline to Submit: March 1|
|2019 Exhibition Proposals Now Open.The Hippodrome Theatre Art Gallery invites individuals or collaborators to submit proposals for solo or small group exhibitions during select dates throughout 2019. Proposals may be for existing or new work. Exhibitions average 4-6 weeks and include a public reception.Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.|
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