Brown University
John Nicholas Brown Center for the Public Humanities
Watson Institute for International Studies and Public Affairs

October 27, 2017 – January 30, 2018

"Resonating with the ongoing immigrant crisis internationally, this focused group exhibition features works by eleven contemporary artists producing remarkably expressive work in various forms and formats—taken together, the work concerns personal feelings of loss/gain, separation and hybridity. Whether currently based in New England, New York, California, India or The Netherlands, the talented and multi-generational artists selected for Crossing Borders draw upon specific and diverse cultural origins that they integrate productively in their work. They manifest this integration prominently and distinctively.

Appropriately, this globally involved exhibition had its first iteration within the city of Pawtucket, a cultural melting pot of Rhode Island, a historic and ongoing site of immigration. Suitably nomadic in nature, this second iteration of the exhibition is presented in dually sited academic venues of Brown University.



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Aritsts Talk and Opening Reception,
November 9th
Meet at the Watson Institute at 5pm

Gallery Hours
John Nicholas Brown Center, Carriage House Gallery: 357 Benefit Street,  M-F, 10am-4pm
Watson Institute, 3rd floor: 111 Thayer Street, M-F, 9am-5pm
(closed major holidays)

Roya AMIGH
b. Mahshahr, Iran
Lives and works in Newton, Massachusetts


Silent Diary, 2013-2017
Paper, thread, pieces of cloth, spools of thread on working table
5 x 3 x 2 ½ feet
Courtesy of the artist


Camilo CRUZ
b. Los Angeles, California [of Mexican-American parentage]
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California


Metal Detector, 2017
Commercially made, 87 x 35 x 23 inches

Adeliz, 2017
Digital C-Print, 65 x 49 inches

Courtesy of the artist
[A single de-commissioned Xray portal to be shown]

Poonam JAIN
b. Bangalore, India
Lives and works in Mumbai, India


Accessories, 2017
Readymade Door [accessories on wall], Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist and Sapar Contemporary Gallery + Incubator


Maya Krinksky
b. New York of Moroccan/American parentage
Lives and works in Rhode Island


101 (there and here) 
dry erase marker on whiteboard
Courtesy of the artist

Teruko Isabella KUSHI
b. Boston, Massachusetts (of Japanese and American parentage)
Lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts


The back of my head, 2017
Hair and wax on wood, 20 x 16 inches
Courtesy of the artist

 

Ariana Gharib LEE
Boston, Massachusetts (of Iranian and Chinese parentage)
Lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts


Incompleting, 2017
Animation (with voiceover), 3:18
Courtesy of the artist


Exhale, 2016
Ink on paper, 16 x 22 inches
Courtesy of the artist

 

Julia MANDLE
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Capsized, 2015
Embroidery on cotton, 27 x 35 ½ inches
Courtesy of the artist


And to Harbour (9), 2015
Charcoal on paper, 38 x 25 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Esperanza MAYOBRE
b.  Caracas, Venezuela
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York


Welcome to de Yunaited Estai, 2012
Doormat carpet, Edition 3/30, 20 x 30 inches
Courtesy of the artist

 

Jason NOUSHIN
b. Plymouth, England
Lives and works in Hamden, Connecticut


Lavashak, 2016
oil, ink, paper, and candy wrappers with tacks, brass wire and metal plate on wood panel, 46 x 47 inches
Courtesy of the artist

 

Saman SAJASI
b. Tehran, Iran
Lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island


Golden Links, 2015
Digital print and woodblock on silk, 7 feet x 7 feet
Courtesy of the artist

Heesop YOON
b. Seoul, Korea
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York


Still-Life (full and detail), 2017
Wallpaper on collage, Edition of 3
Dimensions variable – 11 x 11 feet or 127” x 190” at Sapar
Courtesy of the artist and Sapar Contemporary
Gallery + Incubator