School 33 Art Center


Out/Side & In/Between

09/01/2017 - 10/28/2017
Out/Side & In/Between Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 6-9pm
School 33 Art Center's 2017 Annual Juried Group Exhibition #1
A group exhibition featuring Sobia Ahmad, Ric Garcia, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Niloufar Kazemzadeh, Yuni Kim Lang, OLUSEYE, Eric Rivera Barbeito, and Ali Seradge. Curated by Jarvis DuBois.

The markers of what defines an individual’s ‘nationality’ are possibly more problematic than ever under the current U.S. administration.  Immigration, as well as national and cultural identity are topics hotly debated globally. Many born outside North America who now call it home may find themselves marginalized- outside of the faulty parameters of mainstream society. The cultural practices, languages, religions and knowledge we add to the American and Canadian fabric are at times both embraced and rejected.  At times contentious and tumultuous, and alternately affirming and enlightening, our relationship to home, both past and present, is explored in Out/Side & In/Between. The artists featured in this exhibition are first and second generation immigrants from Cuba, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, and South Korea. Their rich backgrounds inform their work, often in response to the economic, social, and political climate in these countries and the U.S. and Canada.