Arshia Salesi, How the Curve Fits Inside the Square

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October 26, 2018- January 5th, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, October 26th, 7-10 pm

The ongoing series, How the Curve Fits Inside the Square investigates painting’s relationship to its three-dimensional surroundings that consists of curvey abstracted Arabic letters. In its fourth iteration, a text-image relationship is used to explore the function of language in public space. Colour aims to challenge Orientalist views and provide new possibilities of understanding. The work analyzes the nuances of transculturality through a non-hierarchical lens by visualizing a newly developed complex space that has resulted from the intermixing of various cultures in a diverse cosmopolitan like Toronto.