Self portraits

Self portraits

Friday, April 19, 2013

Paintings & Proverbs

My upcoming exhibition, Paintings & Proverbs includes portraits of elders who have settled in Minneapolis from e. Africa, along with sayings and proverbs which defend their old-world wisdom in their native languages ~ exploring ways in which we inherit our cultural wisdom and identity. It's been a fun way for me to learn to speak af-Soomaali (Somali language) and a few words of Oromo.

This exhibition will be on view from May 7 to June 24 ~ at Susan Hensel (Window) Gallery, 3441 Cedar Ave So, Minneapolis, MN 55407. The gallery is not open for this event - the exhibition is in the storefront window only, which faces Cedar Avenue. For this reason, there is no official opening, but I'll post a few celebratory events during the 7weeks in which the exhibition is up.

Thanks to my many collaborators, teachers, interpreters and friends from our e. African community ~ !
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Portrait of Rade
Portrait of Khadra
Portrait of U