Niloufar Salimi - I am not I, almost never. | DNA Artspace
Tangled 1, 2015, 6’ x 5’, ink on paper, (detail)
Niloufar Salimi - I am not I, almost never.
MFA Thesis Exhibition at DNA Artspace
August 25 - September 24, 2015.
Reception: Friday September 11, 7-10pm
I am not I, almost never, is an exhibition of new ink drawings, collages, and woven paper works. The tangled lines that run through all of the works in the exhibition refer to ropes, threads, hair, and even a web of roads on a drawn map. Each work represents a moment when the “tangle” is on the verge of change, either becoming more complicated, or operating as a mass about to untangle itself. The delicate works here represent states of confusion, fluidity, and uncertainty. For this exhibition, Nilou Salimi focuses on the use of wonderfully inventive drawing as a way to probe identity. Through references to gesture, behaviour, and by pondering memory, the artist considers identity as something fluid, uncertain, and often evasive.
Niloufar Salimi is completing her MFA at Western University and received a BFA from OCAD University.
123 Dundas St.
Reception Shuttle from the McIntosh Gallery: Friday September 11, 2015
The opening reception coincides with the closing receptions for Western University Visual Arts MFA Thesis Exhibitions "Matt Tarini: Liminal Space" and "Mike Pszczonak: Hand-eye” at the McIntosh Gallery, beginning at 5:30pm. A free shuttle bus provided by the McIntosh gallery will lead two trips, starting at 7:00pm from the McIntosh Gallery, to DNA Artspace located at 123 Dundas St., London, Ontario. For more information please visit: http://www.mcintoshgallery.ca/