Venus Rising is Ghazaleh’s first solo exhibition which took place at Hashtag Gallery from October 25 to November 4, 2018.
This body of work aims to shed light on the female sexuality which has been suppressed and commodified for at least the last millennia. There are many narratives attached to how, when and why a woman should accept and express herself physically. These standards are lopsided and were designed to keep women muzzled and subdued. I created these paintings to portray women unapologetic and in charge of reclaiming their true selves through something as human and natural as the body and sexuality.
Click here to read the interview on She Does the City about this exhibition.