SEATTLE: Art/Not Terminal Gallery
Wars cause corrosive memories that take a very long time to work through. But they also resonate, in higher rates of physical and mental illness. A 2011 estimate reported that there were 4.5 million Iraqi orphans, 70 percent of whom lost their parents after the 2003 invasion.
The question that Hiba aspires to elicit from the viewer is : when it comes to military intervention how does a "liberated" society live in relation to the global community while living in a constant rupture of suppressed wartime anxieties.
Each painting caresses a childhood wound as she creates her series Hiba invites the viewer to experience her healing via recalling the vivid mental Polaroids that she accumulated during the war.
Opening reception Saturday March 3, 6:00-9:00pm.
Runs through March 24. Open Tue-Sun 11-6pm.
Hiba's Show is in coordination with Don Wesley; an army veteran who kept a visual count of the US soldiers lost in Iraq by using his skills as a painter to express both his grief and honor for the fallen.