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Installed | Greensboro, NC by Melissa Messina

DIANA AL-HADID

Feb. 9 – May 5, 2013

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

This exhibition highlights Diana Al-Hadid’s unique exploration of art historical references to examine sculptural and pictorial space. Born in Syria and raised in Ohio, the artist’s haunting works convey a world turned upside down. Her recent large-scale gypsum and metal sculptures, small bronzes, and drawings are inspired by myriad sources, including Italian and Northern Renaissance painting, Gothic architecture, and Hellenistic sculpture. Known for her innovative methods that extend pictorial devices used to convey perspective into three-dimensional space, her works tread on new terrain for contemporary sculpture at the same time as they recover influential visual histories. – Weatherspoon Museum website

DIANA AL-HADID, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. Installation view. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

DIANA AL-HADID, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. Installation view. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

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DIANA AL-HADID, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. Installation view. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

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DIANA AL-HADID, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. Installation view. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

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DIANA AL-HADID, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. Installation view. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

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DIANA AL-HADID, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. Installation view. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

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DIANA AL-HADID, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. Installation view. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

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DIANA AL-HADID, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. Installation view. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

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DIANA AL-HADID, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. Installation view. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

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DIANA AL-HADID, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. Installation view. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

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DIANA AL-HADID, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. Installation view. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

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DIANA AL-HADID, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. Installation view. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum

Elsewhere is a living museum, open to the public Wed-Sat 1-10pm. It provides a unique cultural anchor for downtown Greensboro and a destination for local, state-wide, and global visitors. The museum presents a changing, interactive environment of artworks, objects, and events. Inspiring new ways to look at and re-purpose recent cultural surplus, and activate contemporary memory, an experience at Elsewhere brings new concepts, perspectives, and life practices to visitors.

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

Go Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC. Image courtesy of Melissa Messina

 

Melissa Messina is Senior Curator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and SCAD Museum of Art.

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