Mother of Exiles: Samir Bernardez, Bahareh Khoshooee, Laura Kim Meckling, and Sam(ira) Obeid
January 13 – February 27, 2020
Gallery3 | 3rd floor DLRC
Reception Thursday, February 27, 5 – 8 p.m.
Panel discussion to begin at 6 p.m.
Named after an excerpt from “The New Colossus”—the sonnet by Emma Lazarus enshrined inside of the base of the Statue of Liberty—Mother of Exiles at Gallery3 is a group exhibition of works that document, represent and recontextualize the difficulties and obstructions immigrants face in the current political moment. Through photography, poetry, video and installation, artists Samir Bernardez, Bahareh Khoshooee, Laura Kim Meckling, and Sam(ira) Obeid examine their own experiences navigating the United States immigration system while raising timely questions about citizenship, borders and popular perception.