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Featured artist: Sa’dia Rehman

Even the Persians are now Showing Signs of Demanding a Constitutional Government, 2019, velvet, Islamic prayer mats, artist’s and artist’s sister’s jeans on gessoed drop cloth, 90 x 59 inches (Photo credit: Grace E Bowen)

Flower Girl and Fallen Man, 2016, charcoal, white paint and ink, 101 x 96 inches, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

This week, we welcome Sa’dia Rehman. Rehman’s work explores how contemporary and historical images communicate, consolidate and contest ideas about race, power and gender. Through techniques such as wall drawing, cutouts and assemblage, Rehman pulls apart and puts together images from family photographs, historical records and mass media to interrogate their resonances.

Rehman has presented her work at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Columbus Museum, Kentler International Drawing Space and Queens Museum. She has been awarded residencies at the Abrons Arts Center, NARS Foundation, Edward Albee Foundation, Byrdcliffe Woodstock, Vermont Studio Center, Rasquache Residency, Artists Summer Institute/Lower Manhattan Cultural Council & Creative Capital and AIM Bronx Museum of Arts. Check out more of Rehman’s work on her Instagram and website.

 

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