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.