Translations

Jamelie Hassan and Soheila Esfahani

July 9 – September 2, 2020

Curator: Jenelle M. Pasiechnik

This exhibition presents sculpture, performance and installative practices that communicate aspects of Arabic and Iranian culture in Canadian contexts. The central focus is how the translation of culture occurs across transnational boundaries.


Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Al Haq al Canadiyaa, 2017, mixed media. Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (letters), 2019-20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood, on loan from the collection of Sharon and Hamoody Hassan, London, Ontario. Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (numbers), 2019- 20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood. Jamelie Hassan, Souvenir of Lebanon Made in Canada, 2009, cedar. Jamelie Hassan, Internet, 2020, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (letters), 2019-20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood. Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (numbers), 2019- 20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood, on loan from the collection of Sharon and Hamoody Hassan, London, Ontario. Jamelie Hassan, Souvenir of Lebanon Made in Canada, 2009, cedar. Jamelie Hassan, Internet, 2020, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (numbers), 2019- 20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood. Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (letters), 2019-20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood. On loan from the collection of Sharon and Hamoody Hassan, London, Ontario.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelie Hassan, Souvenir of Lebanon Made in Canada, 2009, cedar.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelie Hassan, Souvenir of Lebanon Made in Canada, 2009, cedar.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelie Hassan, Habibye, (My love, male) & Habibitee (My love, female), 2018, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood. Soheila Esfahani, Made in Iran: The Break in the Tip of the Lotus Leaf, 2018, wood plaques. Soheila Esfahani, Made in Iran, 2018, mixed media.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Habibye (My love, male) & Habibitee (My love, female), 2018, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, Made in Iran: The Break in the Tip of the Lotus Leaf, 2018, wood plaques,.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, Made in Iran, 2010, mixed media.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, Found Text: Composition Series, 2016, hand-cut wood on birch panels. Soheila Esfahani, A Trace of the Traceless, 2009, acrylic and laser etching on collected objects, on wooden panels. Soheila Esfahani, Seven Must Have Elements of Willow Pattern: Two Birds, Fence, Weeping Willow, Orange Tree, Boat, Pagoda, Three Men on Bridge, 2019, glass paint on photograph. Soheila Esfahani, Birds: Pattern (dis)Placed, 2019, 3D printed resin.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, Found Text: Composition Series, 2016, hand-cut birch wood on birch panels.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, A Trace of the Traceless, 2009, acrylic and laser etching on collected objects, on wooden panels.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, Seven Must Have Elements of Willow Pattern: Two Birds, Fence, Weeping Willow, Orange Tree, Boat, Pagoda, Three Men on Bridge (Read from left to right), 2019, glass paint on photograph. Soheila Esfahani, Birds: Pattern (dis)Placed, 2019, 3D printed resin.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, Seven Must Have Elements of Willow Pattern: Two Birds, Fence, Weeping Willow, Orange Tree, Boat, Pagoda, Three Men on Bridge (Read from left to right), 2019, glass paint on photograph. Soheila Esfahani, Birds: Pattern (dis)Placed, 2019, 3D printed resin. Soheila Esfahani, A Trace of the Traceless, 2009, acrylic and laser etching on collected objects, on wooden panels.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, A Trace of the Traceless, 2009, acrylic and laser etching on collected objects, on wooden panels.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Al Haq al Canadiyaa, 2017, mixed media. Jamelle Hassan, Snowball Cafe, 1919-1920, reproduced vintage photo mounted on board. Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (letters), 2019-20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood, on loan from the collection of Sharon and Hamoody Hassan, London, Ontario. Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (numbers), 2019- 20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood. Jamelie Hassan, Souvenir of Lebanon Made in Canada, 2009, cedar. 
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Al Haq al Canadiyaa, 2017, mixed media.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Al Haq al Canadiyaa, 2017, mixed media.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Al Haq al Canadiyaa, 2017, mixed media.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Boutros Al Armenian/Mediterranean Modern, 1997-1998, salvaged oil painting on drywall, presented with a projection of filmwork. Jamelle Hassan, Snowball Cafe, 1919-1920, reproduced vintage photo mounted on board.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Boutros Al Armenian/Mediterranean Modern, 1997-1998, salvaged oil painting on drywall, presented with a projection of filmwork.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Snowball Cafe, 1919-1920, reproduced vintage photo mounted on board.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem

Events

Zoom Artists Talk & Kahoot! Trivia Session

Humans of Campbell River

August Curatorial Talk

Acknowledgements

The Campbell River Art Gallery is grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River for funding.

The Campbell River Art Gallery would like to thank Rungh.org for its generous partnership and support.

Jamelie Hassan gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Arts Council.