Art as Identity

By Belle Du Chene

Anna Lambrini Moisiadis, "Weaving-In the Silence," hand-cut relief print, 25 by 25 inches.
Anna Lambrini Moisiadis, “Weaving-In the Silence,” hand-cut relief print, 25 by 25 inches.

What does it mean to be human and how do we express our humanity and understand our existence? Is it through our individual behaviors, our history, our language? 

“New Work,” an exhibit on display at Olson-Larsen Galleries through Oct. 4, features work by artists who explore these questions. Brent Holland, an associate professor in the College of Design at Iowa State University, examines identity through self-portraiture and still life compositions. Inspired by her Greek heritage, Anna Lambrini Moisiadiscreates works on paper that reflect her “constant struggle of feeling courageous and insecure.” Gabriel Lueders uses art as a way to deconstruct and challenge social convention. 

For more information about this exhibit and to see some of the artists’ works, clickhere. To see a story dsm published on Brent Holland, click here. Olson-Larsen is located at 203 Fifth St. in West Des Moines.

You May Also Like

Battle of the Chefs

By Wini Moranville In its first three years, Iowa Public Radio’s (IPR) “Insight Series” has ...

Where the Chips May Fall

Written by Susan Hatten This past week, there was a flurry of chatter about ...

Build a Culinary Tour Plan

By Wini Moranville When you hear about a notable restaurant in another city in ...