Thursday, September 13, 2012


Exhibition by  
Maryam Hashemi & Kevina Labonne 

Curated by Maria Kheirkhah 
at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning

Private View: 27th Sept 2012 18:30- 21:00

Duration : 27th Sept - 24th Nov 2012
Mon-Fri 11:00-17:00  
Panel discussion :18th Oct 18:00-20:00
Chaired by Roshini Kempadoo ,exploring the female image ,trauma and humor.

Artists tour :Sat 6th Oct  14:00-16:00 

Contemporary Arts and Learning
198 Railton Road
tel: +44(0)207 978 8309
fax: +44(0)207 737 5315

ImaginHer is an exhibition of paintings by Maryam Hashemi and Kevina Labonne.
Through their imaginative approach, and empowered by the paintbrush, Maryam Hashemi and Kevina Labonne use their intensely colourful palettes to create and narrate the self, and the other.
While Labonne, painterly manipulates the doll in order to reveal a profound exploration of the abject; Hashemi uses a visual humour that is bittersweet to explore her position as an artist of the diaspora, to make sense of the world surrounding her.
In both, the visual narrative remains vivid, relevant and true to their existence.
Maria Kheirkhah 2012

This exhibition is curated by artist Maria Kheirkhah.

Kevina Labonne is a Figurative painter from Mauritius, now living and working in London. Her work involves the expression of emotional and bodily states, as she depicts figures in existential woe. She is currently completing a practiced-based PhD in Fine Art at Middlesex University.

Maryam Hashemi is a London based artist from Iran, now living and working in London. She uses her own image and female body as the main subjects to explore her subconscious or portray the extremes which gives her work a surreal quality.