Maryam Tavakoli

Like a Circle in Spiral

November 4 – 20, 2022

Xchanges Gallery is thrilled to announce the opening on November 4, 2022 of Maryam Tavakoli’s solo exhibition, Like a Circle in Spiral.

In Like a Circle in Spiral, Maryam Tavakoli attempts to re-interpret the Identity-Memory relationship. While memories are often thought of as flashbacks to previous experiences, they do not simply preserve a pure representation of the past but are continuously distorted by the elapsing of time, momentary emotions, imperfect recollections, and so on—there can’t be two exact same evocations of images, emotions, and senses in the same memory. The artist reflects upon the fact that memory and identity cannot be defined separately and highlights the fluidity and dynamicity of memory.

Opening night is Friday, November 4, 2022, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

About the Artist

Maryam Tavakoli is a multidisciplinary artist based in Victoria, B.C. Her practice questions the relationship between identity, memory, and time. In her current works, she makes use of a variety of materials to embody the vague, distorted reflections of memory on identity through a combination of drawing, installation, and sculpture. She seeks to explore the concept of identity through memories of life experiences, personal traumas, and the social/cultural structure of her home country.

For more information, please visit the artist page.

Xchanges gratefully acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia and the Capital Regional District for our gallery programs.

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