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Negar Ahkami: The Taking
November 1 - December 15, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1, 6-8pm
Cody Gallery at Marymount University is pleased to present "The Taking", a solo exhibition by Negar Ahkami. "The Taking" consists of a series of paintings and a monumental installation of fragmented ceramic pieces. The exhibition analyzes the appropriation of Persian culture in Western civilization derived from ancient culture to our current day politics. In "The Taking," Ahkami weaves a narrative that serves as a reminder that history and recollection, while often fragmented and broken, may be retold.
Negar Ahkami was born in Baltimore in 1971 and raised in a New Jersey suburb of New York City. She attended the Art Students League of New York in her formative years, and received a BA from Columbia University in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures and a JD from Georgetown University. Ahkami attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received her MFA in Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts, NY. Solo exhibitions include: Leila Heller Gallery, New York, LMAK Projects, Brooklyn, and recently at Arlington Arts Center where she is currently a Long-term Artist-in-Residence. Ahkami’s paintings are currently on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art in The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, organized by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Her work has been featured in Talinn Grigor, Contemporary Iranian Art: From the Street to the Studio (Reaktion, June 2014), Judith K. Brodsky & Ferris Olin, The Fertile Crescent: Gender Art and Society (The Rutgers Institute for Women and Art, 2012), The New York Times, ArtNews, and other publications. negarahkami.com.
Cody Gallery of Marymount University is located at 1000 North Glebe Road, 2nd Floor. Street parking and Capital Bikeshare are available. The gallery is located near the Metroline Orange: Ballston-MU. Hours are Thursday-Saturday, 12-6pm and by appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (703) 908-7782 for further information. www.marymount.edu/codygallery
Location: 1000 North Glebe Road, Second Floor