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Exhibition | Hana Amani and Dariush Alexander: Predictions
September 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – October 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Massy Arts Society is excited to launch the inaugural exhibition of its new gallery: an exhibition by Vancouver-based artists Hana Amani and Dariush Alexander.
We carve the symbols that have been passed to us through time, and memory remembering their meaning repeating their form and recreating them.
The path ahead has never been so unclear…. but with these talismans and ancient prayers we hope to interpret the dreams that keep us awake at night and voyage to the stars, in the darkest hour before dawn breaks.
– Hana Amani and Dariush Alexander
About the Artists:
Dariush Alexander is a Mexican-Persian post-folk artist currently based in the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil- Waututh territories known as Vancouver BC.
Dariush grew up in Mexico City and completed his BFA at Emily Carr University of Art+ Design where he graduated with an award and an honourable mention for his work in printmaking.
His work explores diverse subjects, moving from the esoteric to the exoteric, analyzing and playing with myth, folklore, gender, and histories rooted into his mixed identity and in relation to a post-colonial and post-folk reality. Dariush works in diverse mediums such as painting, printmaking, drawing, and tattooing, and is drawn to a wider and holistic approach to artmaking.
Dariush has shown work in Vancouver, Mexico City, and Helsinki and has been featured in The Capilano Review. He is currently working as a tattoo artist and towards two new exhibitions.
Hana Amani is a Sri Lankan-born visual artist, future folklorist, and emerging curator based in Vancouver. She graduated from Emily Carr University of Art+ Design with a BFA in Visual Communication Design and Printmaking.
Hana’s work focuses primarily on the politics, taboos, and identities of women of Asian-Islamic descent in relation to the esoteric. Her work was featured in The Capilano Review for her collection Scheherazade’s Dream, a trilogy of etching prints analyzing a trio of mythological women in Abrahamic texts through the vernacular of sexuality, identity, and gender politics and how it still influences our culture in a contemporary context.
Most recently Hana curated the exhibition We Cast Spells on the Mothers of our Daughters and Daughters of our Mothers at Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.
Hana is currently working on a new project that explores ideas of the feminine unconscious in relation to ancientocean mythology and the abyss.
This exhibition takes place on a ground level gallery and is wheelchair accessible. There is one single-stall wheelchair accessible bathroom. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide audio tours or visual descriptors at this time.
Massy Arts Society is open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm.
Located at 23 East Pender Street, Vancouver BC