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June 01, 2019 to June 01, 2019
5:00 PM - 11:59 PM
BoxHeart Gallery, 4523 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15224

About This Event

From May 28th through June 28th, BoxHeart Gallery is proud to present Belgin Yücelen: From Ancient to Now on exhibit in our 2nd-floor gallery. A synopsis of Yücelen's diversified artworks, From Ancient to Now draws on a range of cultural and historical references. Organized by Nicole Capozzi and Joshua Hogan, owners of BoxHeart Gallery, Belgin Yücelen: From Ancient to Now references not only ancient scripts, architectural patterns, traditions, and social interactions but also allusions to literature, history, and science. Yücelen's intent is to engage the community in understanding how norms and values within the present landscape were shaped by the past and how the future will form them.  Yücelen's figurative bronze sculptures are a philosophical journey through the essential elements of life. Each sculpture is a visual commentary that questions our urge to overthrow our present norms, values, and aesthetics, instead of using them to inform our progress. By mashing past and future together, Yücelen dares us to cherish the human intimacy and face to face collaboration that we used to take for granted, and to discover new pathways to them. Among the works on paper featured in Yücelen's exhibition, From Ancient to Now, are three 30" X 22" monotypes on Women's Rights in Islamic countries. From her 2017 series "Overwritten Scripts" each print emphasizes the inequality that exists based on socio-cultural norms rather than Islamic principles, which regard men and women equal in humanity.  During the summer of 2018, Yücelen created one small monoprint every morning. The result is her series, "To Moon". From Ancient to Now includes six works from this series that reference ancient scripts and poetry. Belgin Yücelen: From Ancient to Now also includes selected metal sculptural dresses and shoes from her series, "Clothes from the Past". Inspired by her cultural history, Yücelen created garments as a reference to the clothing patterns of Europe and Anatolia during the era of th