Open Studio with Omid Mokri
Headlands Bay Area Fellow Omid Mokri.
Headlands Bay Area Fellow Omid Mokri welcomes guests, by appointment, to visit.
Open Studio Dates:
* March 8 – April 3
Headlands Bay Area Fellow Omid Mokri is working in the Project Space studio for the month of March, and welcomes guests, by appointment, to visit and view in-progress and finished works.
During this time he will be recreating the painting process that he invented during his time in San Quentin: applying crushed crayon and color pencil to a canvas made of bedsheets cured with tea and milk.
Mokri is an Iranian American artist classically trained in Iran in miniatures. His practice began with classical Persian- and European-style paintings in the tradition of the vanitas, and includes contemporary painting and drawing and intricate books inlaid with natural materials.
For Mokri, making art became a vehicle for survival while in prison in the United States. While incarcerated, he used his work to tell the stories of inmates fighting to persevere against a system denying them their humanity, sketching portraits on commonplace, symbolic items such as non-sufficient fund envelopes; he now uses his work as a platform for social commentary and advocacy.
Advance appointment required.
To make an appointment, please contact Program Coordinator Christina Young at email@example.com at least 72 hours in advance of your intended visit.
944 Simmonds Rd., Sausalito, CA 94965
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