EYES THEY SEA by Syed Hosain
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23, from 6-9 PM
Show Runs: September 23 - October 29, 2023
EYES THEY SEA by Syed Hosain encompasses work created during a time of uncertainty, dislocation, and destruction of Hosain’s neighborhood, located a block away from the now infamous George Floyd Square. Concurrent with a raging pandemic disproportionately killing people of color, it seemed that many of society’s most egregious injustices were on public display. It was a time of monumental confusion and despair. The work reflects that time in history; life, as we knew it, was turned upside down, where global and personal intersected. Hosain’s time in the studio was an attempt to escape and meditate his way out while simultaneously trying to capture the raw emotion of the moment.
Syed Hosain's art explores unfixed histories, traditions, and constructions of Middle-East geography and his Muslim identity through painting. Process and material-driven, Hosain builds up rich surfaces on canvas, creating a tension between recognition and obliteration.
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SooVAC is currently closed to install 3 new exhibitions. Join us on September 23rd for the opening reception.