Soul Soil:
Works by Mojdeh Rezaeipour

Invitational Gallery
Sat, Sept 10–Sun, Nov 6

In artist/storyteller Mojdeh Rezaeipour’s native country of Iran, “soil” (khak in Farsi) is often synonymous with home. Born in Tehran, the artist moved to the United States at age 12, and creates art in an effort to uncover hidden truths resting within her childhood roots. Rezaeipour excavates her memories and past, then reassembles them like puzzles. The resulting works document this psychological dig into her personal history. While translucent and subtle, these mixed media pieces are saturated with the complexities of diaspora. Imagery moves from references to Persian architecture to prayer rugs to female figures nude, in hijabs, in traditional chador, or in western dress. She incorporates these found images with childhood photos or self-portraits. Using encaustics, images on paper, wood-burning, and natural elements, Rezaeipour explores her personal connections to places of the past.

Please join us for the following events, presented in conjunction with this exhibit:

The Golden Age by Mojdeh Rezaeipour

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