"Our own Ancient and Forgotten Face"
December 27 - January 2, 2021
"Drawing inspiration from illuminated manuscripts, Eastern miniature painting and personal narrative, the body of work in this exhibition is a continued investigation of the histories that surround me. Each piece describes where these influences intersect through my Balkan heritage, resulting in an intimate and shifting relationship between displaced bodies and invented spaces; constructed worlds in which each live as agents of their own narrative."
Arnela Mahmutović is a painter currently residing in Albany, New York. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions along the East Coast, most notably at the New York State Museum and the ICA in Portland, Maine. Arnela is a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for emerging artists. She holds her BFA in Painting from Maine College of Art and completed a master’s degree in Studio Art at the University at Albany.
See more of Arnela's work here.