Anahita, the Water’s Revenge7pm
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Exhibition dates: February 21 – 24
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Friday February 22, 6-10 pm
“Earth’s Mouth” performance by Dew Igworia at
dj XspiritMental with a performance by Spiritchild
Sunday February 24, 6-10 pm
Anahita, is an ancient pre-Zoroastrian goddess of water from the Persian region. She has been diluted and adapted over time, from empire to empire. What if water determined time instead of the clock? Anahita makes her return, her known and forgotten qualities imagined as an installation of media, sculpture and light. Working with Light as a medium, is as close as one can come to traveling back through time. This is Anahita’s revenge against the mechanical apparatus of time, the opening where she and memory meet to reconstruct a new story of travel and representation.
Sholeh Asgary is an Iranian-American multidisciplinary artist who references lens based media through sculpture, painting, installation and sound. Born in 1982 in Tehran, she began crossing borders at 6 months old, when her parents had to flee Iran to seek political refugee status. She spent the first few years of her life seeking asylum in various countries before accepted in the United States. Asgary earned her BA, with a focus on photography and painting, from San Francisco State University in 2007, studied at the Accademia di belli Arti in Florence, Italy in 2004, and received an MFA in studio arts from Mills College in 2011. Her work has been shown in galleries and institutions internationally; Asgary’s sound work has been released by independent artist label: Cutty Strange Records, has guest performed for experimental composer CTRL Z at Stanford University and Mills College in 2017, and was a featured artist at the 2018 SoundWave Biennial. Asgary was a recipient of the 2014 Alternative Exposure Grant (Andy Warhol Foundation) for her programming initiatives, when she was Curator/Director of Education/Public Programs at Incline Gallery (San Francisco), and where she founded The Project Room. She lives and works in Oakland, where she is a photography professor at several Bay Area universities. She is a past resident of Krowswork (2016) and workshop participant of Guillermo Gomez-Peña’s La Pocha Nostra at SOMArts (2018), a current artist-in-residence at Flux Factory in Long Island City, NY, and resident at Wassaic Project (2019).