Opening Saturday, May 19, 5-8 pm
With Siavash Zamiran performing traditional Persian music
Hamoon Alipoor is an Iranian artist. Hamoon’s art has crossed sanctions, bans, oceans and borders to arrive in the United States, yet he cannot travel here. His work deals with government oppression, human rights, immigration, regret and loneliness. The latter two a product of the former three.
The work in this exhibition begins as photographic images. They are then manipulated and combined in photo-editing software creating transparent layers of photographs and shapes, inkjet printed onto prepared canvases, and the majority are then painted on with transparent and opaque acrylic paints further adding layers. Hamoon’s works have both many-layered meanings, as well as physical layers of imagery.
Hamoon explores current events surrounding human rights. He believes the past hundred years of constant change and critical art practices allow artists a free hand to communicate conflict.