Sa’dia Rehman’s “Seeds of Discord”

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Sa’dia Rehman’s “Seeds of Discord”

Time: November 10, 2011 at 7:30pm to November 24, 2011 at 7pm
Location: Two Moon Art House and Cafe
Street: 315 4th Ave
City/Town: Brooklyn
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Phone: 718-499-0460
Event Type: artist, reception, opening, gallery, visual, arts
Organized By: Two Moon
Latest Activity: Nov 1, 2011

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Two Moon Art House and Café in Park Slope, Brooklyn (315 4th Ave) presents Brooklyn-based artist Sa’dia Rehman’s first NY solo exhibition featuring a new installation and works on paper, November 10- November 24th, 2011. There will be an artist reception on Thursday, November 10th from 6 to 8pm. Admittance is free and open to the public. 

Sa’dia Rehman (b. Queens, NY) has shared her work internationally and nationally at venues such as the Jersey City Museum (2010), Grey Noise Gallery (2008), Exit Art (2007) and Queens Museum of Art (2005).

“Seeds of Discord” retraces memories originating from her childhood photographs. The exhibition is comprised of a haunting installation of girls’ shoes, fragmented collages and disarming mixed media works on paper. She recreates images that have physically and socially been erased into unearthly narratives.

Rehman works with themes such as isolation, shame and hidden social boundaries, which are depicted through formal strategies like repetition of patterns and accumulation of words. Her installations, sculptures, and works on paper explore cultural assimilation and expose subjects that are considered taboo such as sexuality, power hierarchies and normative ideals around gender. Rehman grew up in such a community where these taboos were hidden yet aggressively maintained.

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