East-West Moments Day to Day
show at MoRA museum
November 22nd – December 7th, 2014.
Museum will be open on
Fridays 4-8pm, Saturdays and Sundays 2-6pm
for the duration of the show.
Opening reception with the artists
Saturday, November 22nd 6-8pm.
Anna Shukeylo, born in St.Petersburg, Russia, is a New York based emerging artist. Her paintings draw from recollections of remembered domestic space. By combining clashing planes and overlaying patterns replete with historical significance to time and place, she creates the sensation of human absence in her work.
Zorawar Sidhu was born in India and works in New York. His photographs are of artificial objects and places, impostors aspiring to become something other than what they are. Although they do not succeed as simulacra, they communicate the desires that motivate their construction.
Nazanin Noroozi was born and grew up in Tehran, Iran. In her paintings the story of the subaltern goes well beyond essentialist curiosities or merely exotic Middle Eastern tales as its corollary. She believes that there is an extremely ruthless fragility to the banal transient moments of the day to day life that might be felt mostly by those who have experienced harsh totalitarian tyrannies.
Tiffany McCullough is a Brooklyn based artist working in photography and mixed media. Her current body of work Dig in America explores the rural American experience. Her work hints at nostalgia but illicits a sense of loss, deprivation and sadness.
Claire Haik’s oil paintings on canvas are abstractions of natural imagery. Informed by scientific propensities, these images show the hidden processes that exist beneath the visual exterior. Her recent work explores the relationship between a parasitic plant–The Golden Dodder–and its environment. Underlining the inherent distortions created by scientific inquiry and artistic representation, Haik shows how selected variables and the symbols used to represent them completely alter the meaning and outcome of an investigation.