Foto Relevance presents Alia Ali: "Cartographies of Pattern" opening reception
Foto Relevance will present "Cartographies of Pattern," the gallery’s debut solo exhibition of works by Alia Ali.
Featuring selections from Ali’s Flux, Flow, Indigo, and حب (ḥub) // Love series, "Cartographies of Pattern" dives headfirst into the intricate and often unreconcilable political, historical, and economic legacies of textiles. Considering everything from the expansive global trade routes traveled by certain fabrics, to the classification and nomenclature of particular prints, to the communicative potential of a pattern’s symbolism, Ali ushers viewers into a conversation about colonialism, cultural cross-pollination, and borders that simultaneously unite and divide people.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through September 4.