The exhibition features 23 drawings –most in large scale- from the series Landscapes of Desire, created between 2009 and 2013 by the California-based, Palestinian-American artist John Halaka. The metaphorical landscapes were inspired by the ruins of Palestinian villages and homes that have been destroyed since 1948. The images were produced with rubber stamped words that define the forms, textures and tones of the landscapes. The repeated stamping of the words creates a visual mantra that compels the viewer to “remember,” “resist,” “return,” and “rebuild” while preparing to “forgive.”
John Halaka: Landscapes of Desire
Through January 5, 2014
In the Main Floor Gallery; free with Museum admission
Artist’s Talk: John Halaka
6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
Free and open to the public
View the pieces in this exhibition HERE.
View the press release HERE.