Written by Akaya McElveen
Afarin Rahmanifar, assistant professor of painting and drawing, is curating "Beneath the Raw Skin," an exhibition at the Art Space Gallery located at 480 Main St. in Willimantic. The exhibition runs through Feb. 28.
An opening reception took place on Feb. 6, featuring "Ancestral Cornea," a video produced by Alycia Bright Holland, lecturer of acting and movement, and a dance performance by WUMALA, a group of Eastern student dancers.
The exhibition features the work of artists Richard Cutrona, Robert Gerhardt, Sunil Gupta, Leeah Joo, Ben Ni Neal Parks, Thuan Vu and Rahmanifar. "The exhibit showcases these New York-based, transnational and local artists who question cultural identity and establish their own unique vocabulary through a variety of mediums," said Rahmanifar.
Art Space Gallery hours are 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call Rahmanifar at (860) 465-0197 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.