Aboud Salman, Hammurabi’s Obelisk, 2022. Acrylic on canvas. Collection of Aboud Salman.
The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Cradle presents the work of three artists, currently residing in Edmonton, who originally come from regions associated with cradles of civilization in the Middle East and South-East Asia. Arriving in Canada as economic immigrants or refugees from war and conflict, each of these artists is a story teller, sharing in their artworks ancient and rich cultural histories and legacies. While concerned with specific places and people in their works, however, these artists also strive to address more universal concerns to demonstrate that, regardless of where people come from, we are really all one people with similar dreams and desires.
Curated by Shane Golby, Art Gallery of Alberta (TREX Region 2)