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“Women Unbound” Community Art Exhibition Opening

January 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

From Indian soul searching to identity in the face of veiling/unveiling by an Iranian American woman to contemporary expressions on Vietnamese rice paper, “Women Unbound” showcases three very different women artists whose works not only push boundaries in and of themselves, but taken together, the exhibit spans different cultures, mediums, techniques and ideas of thought. As a female artist, what does it mean to create without constraints? The exhibit invites viewers to explore various expressions and find their own answers unbound.

Complementary light refreshments served.

Michelle Stewart (MEESHLE)
MEESHLE’s work is inspired by the infinitesimal moment, the point in time that begins each line. Each line grows freely, being drawn not by thought, but by ephemeral emotion. Self-taught, this collection of organic ink-on-rice paper paintings are directly inspired by the years the artist spent living and working in Hanoi, Vietnam. http://www.meeshleart.com

Sara Madandar
Sara Madandar is a US based artist from Iran. She was born in Tehran. She got her MFA at the University of Texas at Austin. She currently works in painting, sculpture, video and performance. Her works changed after her moving to The United States. Her work is mostly about the relationship of the human to their bodies and covers. She materializes the issues of existing in an in-between space through construction and deconstruction of the canvas. Her work evokes a sensation out of destruction and touches on the cultural displacements of corporality. Her sculptures are objects related to the human body and are in actual size of the body. Her video, video installations and performances are influenced by her emigration and comparison between two cultures. She uses different elements to transmit her concepts such as patterns, hair as lines, women’s body and etc. She uses different media and technique to show her concept. http://www.saramadandar.com

Sonali Kukreja
Sonali Kukreja, Indian born psychologist turned artist, finds joy in expressing and communicating herself through art. Her paintings evoke different emotions and bring a sense of peace and inspiration. In her journey as an artist, she feels that creativity is unlimited but specifically draws inspiration from people’s behavior which she finds extremely intriguing and fascinating. http://www.serenecompositions.com


January 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Asian American Resource Center – City of Austin
8401 Cameron Rd
Austin, TX 78754 United States

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