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new artwork by Shirin Rastin (March 24 - April 16)

Opening Reception: 6-10pm March 24 2017
Reception will feature music and performances from Poet X, Sunni Hutton, Shawn Moses and Kong.
3935 Pennsylvania #2 (second floor), St. Louis
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Shirin Rastin

 

Puzzles, manipulated internet photographs, video and performance.

"The recent works are a reflection on a journey Syrian refugees had to take in the last two years. It is focused on the meaning of family and happiness both in Middle east and Western countries. The work uses sarcasm as a tool to show the juxtaposition between fantasy and reality between these two territories." --Shirin Rastin

Shirin Rastin (b. 1982) is an Iranian-born visual, performance, and video artist based in Orange County, California. She received her BA in Drawing and Painting from CSU Fullerton. In 2016, she received her MFA degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She describes her works as a mirror that reflects on Middle East history and its effects on people’s life and behavior, especially in the last 30 years.