USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland

Opening reception for Opposing Gestures

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Art Gallery, Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Carolyn Eyler
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5008
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Joseph Farbrook Human Nature

Joseph Farbrook will present a Gallery Talk at 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception.
Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.

Opposing Gestures explores the dilemmas of the political, existential, and personal presented through the lens of human gesture and motion.

The AREA Gallery on the Portland campus will feature Diatribes, a four-channel video collaboration created by Sama Alshaibi and Joseph Farbrook in graduate school 10 years ago addressing the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. A decade later, Alshaibi and Farbrook will revisit their original collaboration by presenting a sequel to Diatribes. An assemblage of video on four, old-style tube televisions, it features new interviews with the artists responding to the work that they have created since their initial collaboration.

The artists' individual works in the Art Gallery on the Gorham campus include time-based sculptures, photographs, and drawings as well as video projections.

Alshaibi is Associate Professor of Photography/Video Art at the University of Arizona, Tucson and Farbrook is Associate Professor of Interactive Media and Game Development at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Both artists have exhibited nationally and internationally.

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Above image: Human Nature, Joseph Farbrook 

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