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Exhibition Detail
Trace of a Fictional Third
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220-4007


March 10th, 2012 - November 25th, 2012
Opening: 
March 10th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Trace of a Fictional Third, Diana Al-HadidDiana Al-Hadid, Trace of a Fictional Third
© Courtesy of the artist & Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Al-Hadid makes complex sculptures that seem in a state of flux, suggesting both incompletion and decay. Underlying her large-scale, baroque forms are a wide array of influences, including ancient Biblical and mythological narratives, Arab oral traditions, Gothic church construction, Western painting, Islamic ornamentation, and scientific advances in physics and astronomy. The exhibition features a single new monumental sculpture—Trace of a Fictional Third—that interweaves landscape, architecture, and the human figure. It is accompanied by a selection of new, heavily worked graphite drawings that shed light on Al-Hadid’s creative process. Al-Hadid received her MFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and currently lives and works in New York.


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