Tulu Bayar "Invisible"

Amos Eno Gallery

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Amos Eno gallery presents a series of mixed-media work and a 4-minute video, entitled Invisible by Turkish born American artist Tulu Bayar. With this new body of work Bayar intends to start a conversation on the notions of exoticism, Orientalism, otherness, hybridism and the western perceptions of a homogenous Islamic cultural identity.

Bayar employs elements of Ebru, the Turkish marbling technique developed in 15th century Persia, and Middle Eastern calligraphy, while introducing her own forms of visual exploration that push the boundaries of these historic forms. By concentrating on small gestures, processes and repetition prevalent in Islamic art, as well as cultural symbolism from both East and West, Bayar seeks to construct a multi-layered work in form and meaning.

The history of marbled motifs fluctuated from almost being forgotten in the 1930’s to gaining renewed interest in the 1970’s. Photographic film today faces a similar threat of becoming a lost art, yet as Bayar’s medium of choice she delights in the delicate and patient processing of film, which is as magical as marbling. With this in mind, Bayar is creating an elegant dialog between the traditional and the experimental by combining elements of the past with a contemporary examination.

This recent work continues Bayar’s previous investigation of geographical and cultural identity that illuminate under-recognized histories and help to build understanding. Bayar has participated in many national and international solo and group exhibitions, and received numerous grants and fellowships. She teaches photography and multi-media courses at Bucknell University. Invisible is her first solo exhibition with Amos Eno Gallery.

[Image: Tulu Bayar "Inscribe" (2011) Mixed-Media; 35 mm black and white film, resin, maple board, 30” diameter



from September 01, 2011 to September 25, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-09-08 from 17:30 to 20:30


Tulu Bayar

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