February 28, 2018
College Hill, Easton, PA
Lalla Essaydi will give an artist’s talk about her photographs on view this semester in the Williams Center Gallery. Her sumptuous explorations of the image of women in Islamic society address the complex reality of Arab female identity from the unique perspective of personal experience. As Essaydi puts it, “In my art, I wish to present myself through multiple lenses—as artist, as Moroccan, as traditionalist, as liberal, as Muslim. In short, I invite viewers to resist stereotypes.”
The talk in Oechsle Hall will be followed by a reception for the artist across the street in the Williams Center lobby (317 Hamilton Street at High Street).