My Shame

humaira abid

Dec 10, 2017 - Jan 10, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, December 1st, 6 - 830pm

Humaira Abid’s new solo exhibition, My Shame, is her first on the East Coast of the United States. The artist’s wood sculptures, which often incorporate aspects of miniature painting are at times presented in the context of concept-based installation art.

With her global perspective, in this collection of works, Abid examines the shame that women feel over natural, social and cultural issues. By focusing on taboos and stereotypes that are rarely addressed in public, Abid aims to normalize them through dialogue and discussion. Abid believes that we can heal ourselves through sharing our story, as well as giving opportunity and courage to others. By exposing veils of secrecy over taboo subjects, viewers resonate with the relevancy to their own lives and experiences. As the shame dissipates, the healing can begin.

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