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Weekly Initiative News- 09/01/14

Pepe Mar, The Nose, 2012, collage, paint, and glue in shadow box, 32.5 x 42 x 6.5 inches, courtesy of David Castillo Gallery

Opening on Saturday, September 6th at DiverseWorks in Houston, Texas, is Pepe Mar: Parco dei Mostri. Mar’s works draws from a collection of diverse cultures, having been born in Mexico and raised in border towns, to attending the California College of the Arts and Florida International University in Miami, where he’s currently based. For his project with DiverseWorks, Mar “will create a large-scale, immersive installation that brings his sculptures to life.” The exhibition will be on view until Saturday, October 25th, 2014.

Ala Ebtekar, Returning of the Sun, 2010, image courtesy of Southern Exposure and the artist

Azin Seraj, image courtesy of Southern Exposure and the artist

Theory of Survival: Fabrications will be on view from Friday, September 5th until Saturday, October 25th, 2014, at Southern Exposure in San Francisco, California. From the Southern Exposure website, “Fabrications is a pop-up bazaar drawing inspiration from a traditional Persian marketplace. Taraneh Hemami, in this latest iteration of her¬†Theory of Survivalproject, invites twelve California-based Iranian artists to join her in engaging with Iranian political and cultural historical moments, exploring decades of collective activism and revolutionary actions inside Iran and in its larger diaspora.” Participating artists include¬†Morehshin Allahyari, Ali Dadgar, Ala Ebtekar, Amir H. Fallah, Arash Fayez, Hushidar Mortezaie, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Sanaz Mazinani, Amitis Motevalli, Haleh Niazmand, Azin Seraj, and Taravat Talepasand.

image courtesy of Transformer gallery

Promised Land, an exhibition hosting twelve east-coast based artists responding to current national issues as inspired by Asbury Park, New Jersey, will come down on Sunday, September 7th. The exhibition, put on by Transformer, featured Jane Carver, Kevin Darmanie, Dahlia Elsayed, Alison Kuo, Mike Richison, Raul Romero, Jessica Segall, Crystal Stokowski, Scot Szegeski, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Tang, and John Vigg.