By Atra Givarkes
May 24 - May 27
Gallery Hours: Noon - 5:00 pm
Reception, May 24
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Adam D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center
UC San Diego

Visual Arts Studio Honors student Atra Givarkes presents a solo exhibition entitled Where is My Home? Her paintings and drawings are comprised of caligraphic compositions that reflect the artists memories and identity. 

Specializing in oil painting, Atra Givarkes deals with issues of personal memory and self identity. She draws inspiration from traditional Persian Art practices such as calligraphy, miniature paintings, tazhib, as well as abstract expressionism to create paintings which invoke beauty and decay.

Atra’s calligraphic compositions convey a bittersweet nostalgia reminding the viewer of the fragility of memories.