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Spring 2024 Opening Reception

May 9 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Art Gallery of Burlington’s spring exhibition series opens on Thursday May 9 6:30 – 8:00 pm featuring work by Alize Zorlutuna and Jagdeep Raina.

We Who Have Known Many Shores brings together material practices rooted in Anatolian textiles, ceramics, and marbling, with contemporary mediums, to forge new directions for considering diasporic relationships to place and belonging. Conjuring earth, air, water, fire, and spirit, transdisciplinary artist Alize Zorlutuna collages mediums, methods, and geographies at the AGB for their first solo exhibition in a public art gallery.

Exploring ancestral material practices through contemporary means, Zorlutuna reconnects threads that have been severed through displacement, imagining what healing might look like for those who have been separated from their homelands. Their approach emerges from years of research, training, and practice engaging with material and cultural technologies from the SWANA region (Southwest Asia and North Africa) while thinking through relationships to place, settler-colonialism, diaspora, and healing.  From May 10 – September 1, 2024, We Who Have Known Many Shores addresses diasporic relationships to land and water by tracing the outlines of waterways that have informed Zorlutuna’s sense of home.

Destroyer from April 14 – June 23, 2024 presents a mis-en-scène by Jagdeep Raina. This exhibition features a selection of ceramics, embroidered tapestries and works on paper.


May 9
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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