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Rhonda Khalifeh

MFA 2017

Scarf (After Charlie)

Marbled cotton, liquid dye, bleach, polyester thread, 2016, 42.5"w x 50"h

I use the language of garment construction to evoke an embodied discourse between object and viewer. In its simplest manifestations, the garment operates as the protagonist in my work. Historically loaded and politically charged, it is a potent visual indicator of dominant power hierarchies, systemic inequalities and problematic cultural tropes within a designated geographical region. My work exploits the approachability of the garment to highlight the presence or absence of the human body, creating narratives that are both deeply personal and political.

Rhonda Khalifeh - Scarf (After Charlie)

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.