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Dual Exhibitions: No Friends but the Mountains / Restless Anahita

May 30 @ 9:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm

Join us from May 30th thru July 1st for these dual exhibitions showcasing the photographic storytelling of Sia Yazdanfar. NO FRIENDS BUT THE MOUNTAINS and RESTLESS ANAHITA are continuing bodies of work, each documenting aspects of traditional worlds in the Middle East.

The collections of images will be on display in two galleries at Alamance Arts: Picasso’s Gallery and the Patrick and Rhyne Sister Galleries.

Per Sia Yazdanfar:

NO FRIENDS BUT THE MOUNTAINS provides a glimpse into the daily lives of Kurdish people in the namesake mountainous Kurdistan Province, where untamed landscapes are dotted by stepped villages, home to a unique culture, heritage, and language that has been preserved for centuries. These images are the result of long-term photographic expeditions in 2023.
RESTLESS ANAHITA is a kaleidoscopic journey through the fabric of female clothing in remote corners of Iran. The photographs are a variegated, parti-colored passage through the rainbow of traditional garb in my motherland. Highlighting garments from the northwest mountains of Gilan, to the sun-kissed islands of south-central Hormozgan, these images pay homage to our mothers, sisters, and daughters.

Art talk/lecture: Saturday, June 8th, 12-1:30 PM
Artist reception: Thursday, June 13th, from 6-8 PM


Alamance Arts, Sister Galleries
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Graham, 27253
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