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Friday, March 04, 2011

'Reflection' Exhibit Shares Sights, Sounds of Persian Bazaar March 8-April 3

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University Galleries presents “Reflection: An Installation by Sanaz Rahimlabafzadeh” March 8-April 3 in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall.

A reception is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8. An artist talk is 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 15.

Recent visits to Rahimlabafzadeh’s native Iran inspired her works, filled with the sights and feelings of her homeland. This multisensory installation recreates the experience of walking through a Persian bazaar. Through an unusual printing process, photographs are printed on sheer silk hanging panels suspended from the gallery ceiling, which together form a three-dimensional, walk-through structure inspired by traditional Persian architecture.

The see-through quality of the silk panels creates a mirage-like quality, yet it allows the images to be seen on both the front and back of each hanging panel. More panels with photographic images are suspended within the structure, while others hang from the gallery’s ceiling. There is also an audio component incorporating the various sounds of a Persian bazaar.

Rahimlabafzadeh currently is a part-time photography faculty member at SU and maintains her studio in New York City.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The gallery is closed during SU’s spring break, March 19-27.

Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-548-2547 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.



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