Pasha Rafat: Two or 3 Things I Know About Abstraction

Artist and UNLV professor Pasha Rafat brings together other artists for a contemporary, abstract-sculpture group exhibit.

I have worked closely with the artists in this exhibition. Most are former Master of Fine Arts students from the UNLV studio art program and all have a diverse approach to contemporary practice.  A few of the participating artists are working in traditional painting, design and fiber, some with interest in digital and time-based imagery, and others have interest in sculpture in an expanded field.  I was curious to see, while organizing the exhibit, how the ideas/objects would come together and hope for further conversations to take place amongst the artists and the Las Vegas community. --Pasha Rafat

Participating artists:
Nima Abkenar
Ali Fathollahi
Scott Grow
Christopher Jones
Maureen Halligan
Brian Henry
Jennifer Henry
Homero Hidalgo
Holly Lay
Cory McMahon
Lisa Rock
Nanda Sharif-pour

Pasha Rafat is a professor of art who teaches interdisciplinary courses in alternative photographic processes and Intermedia. His work has been shown at Museum of Contemporary art in San Diego, Ace Gallery at Los Angeles, Nevada Museum of Art and others. His photographic work has been shown internationally in Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Cypress and Turkey. His work is in permanent collection of IPG Building, La Jolla, CA, Museum of contemporary Art, San Diego, Sprint Collection, Rio and Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Center for Photography at Woodstock and Robert M. MacNamara Foundation.

On exhibit at Summerlin Library from January 12, 2021 through March 23, 2021

Monday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM