Art Around You: Tour and workshop
Saturday, September 3 , 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Caption: Nazafarin Lotfi, Counter-Landscape (House/Garden/Nation), 2022. Colored pencil on paper and archival pigment print on watercolor paper. 20 x 35 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regards, Chicago.
This workshop for youth ages 7 to 10 is presented with the Children’s Discovery Museum during Nazafarin Lotfi’s exhibition, A Garden to Build. Registration is required. Participants will receive a curator-led tour at University Galleries and complete a related art project at the Children’s Discovery Museum.
A Garden to Build presents new drawings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by Tucson-based artist Nazafarin Lotfi. The artist’s practice is rooted in her experiences of growing up in post-Revolutionary Iran and continuing her education and artistic career as an immigrant in the United States. Lotfi cites the body, the house, the garden, and the nation as “some of the enclosures that define the self and other, inclusion and exclusion, access and belonging.” In her newest works, the artist explores her current location through the lens of garden-making, which, she points out, has a 5,000-year history in her culture.