The Carpet Grew Like a Garden, the first-ever solo exhibition by Shabnam Jannesari, an Iranian-born and Massachusetts-based artist, is on view until February 13. This show is part of Gallery 263’s Exhibition Proposal Series, a program in which exhibitions are selected by a competitive jurying process. In The Carpet Grew Like a Garden, Jannesari’s large-scale paintings illuminate the life the artist left behind in Iran. Through the lens of personal experiences, Jannesari explores the censorship of Iranian women by an overarching patriarchy and invites a dialog to reconsider assumptions about women whose lives have been circumscribed by Islamic culture.
On View: January 14–February 13, 2021
Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Friday, 4–7 PM; Saturday, 1–4 PM