The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University presents the exhibition “Diana Al-Hadid: Nothing is Stable,” curated by Art History Associate Professor Dr. Susan Richmond and Ernest G. Welch School Gallery Director Cynthia Farnell. The show marks the first time Al-Hadid’s work will be on public view in Atlanta.
Diana Al-Hadid is a Syrian American artist based in New York. She has garnered international acclaim for her intricate sculptures and wall panels that combine traditional and contemporary materials and techniques.
Nothing is Stable will include nine works that demonstrate the formal and thematic range of the artist’s career. Visually and thematically, Al-Hadid draws on Middle Eastern and Western cultures and iconographies, often combining and re-contextualizing wide-ranging historical sources. She has found inspiration in ancient maps, miniature painting, architectural designs and illuminated manuscripts. Her artworks are spatially complex with richly varied surfaces and hauntingly mutable forms. Despite their structural integrity and skilled fabrication, a sense of ruination pervades them.
Diana Al-Hadid: Nothing is Stable is supported by Georgia State University’s Center for Collaborative and Innovation in the Arts (CENCIA) and the Middle East Studies Center; and Georgia Humanities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, through funding from the Georgia General Assembly. Al-Hadid’s artist talk is in partnership with Art Papers.
The Welch Galleries
Through March 5, 2021
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(Photo credit: Travis Dodd)