Artist’s talk and reception at Babson College in Wellesley

BabsonARTS, Wellesley
Ensemble works by Roya Amigh

BabsonARTS presents “Objects Are Closer Than They Appear: Roya Amigh”

Exhibit appears September 6 – October 26 at the Hollister Gallery, Babson College

Artist’s Talk and Reception: Thursday, September 6, 5pm – 6pm in the Gallery

As a child, Roya Amigh would listen to her uncle tell stories of Persian Mythology. That oral storytelling tradition, evolving and changing with each teller’s memory and imagination, is the non-linear architecture onto which the artist has built her drawing based installations. Amigh’s drawings, made by gluing cut pieces of thread and fabric onto handmade paper, integrate imagery from Persian miniatures with the stories of Iranian women’s experiences. The artist works to reveal suspended moments of memory in order to discern the uncertain border between meditation and rumination. Border and “in-between” spaces are alluded to through intentionally visible gaps between the drawings as they are threaded together to create these ensemble works.

BabsonARTS presents visual and performing arts events and exhibitions at the Sorenson Center for the Arts and other venues on the campus of Babson College in Wellesley, MA.  Program offerings include works produced by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Babson’s theater-in-residence; visiting artists, performers, and speakers; and the activities of Babson’s faculty-directed student groups.  The mission of BabsonARTS is to serve the educational needs of students, to provide cultural avenues to the residents of communities surrounding the campus, and to explore the connections among entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity through the arts.

For more information call 781.239.5880, or visit  www.babsonarts.org.