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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8th, 2011
Williams College Museum of Art Presents
Recent Work: Aida Laleian and Steve Levin
February 26April 24, 2011
Photos available upon request.
Press Contact: Suzanne Silitch, Director of Communications and Strategy; 413-597-3178;
Williamstown, Mass. The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) is pleased to present
Recent Work: Aida Laleian and Steve Levin. A public opening will preview the exhibition
and celebrate the work of these Williams faculty members on Friday, February 25 from 5
p.m. to 7 p.m. This is a free event and all are invited to attend.
Aida Laleian's recent work marks at once a continuation and a transition in the artist's
practice. Combining photography, collage, hand-coloring, and digital printing, Laleian
has long challenged viewers' expectations of traditional media. In the past, Laleian has
manipulated photographic self-portraits, placing images of herself onto the bodies of
animals, and printing her montages onto materials ranging from ceramic tiles to silk flags.
In her newest works, presented for the first time in this exhibition, Laleian has evacuated