Six artists, Ridha Ali Ahmed, Johnny Mikiki Bombenza, Moussa Gueye, Wurood Mahmood, Dariush Rose, and Maher Shakir, share evocative work and stirring personal stories in this exhibition featuring ceramic and wooden sculpture, photography, oil paintings, handmade ceramic tiles, and clay masks. The artists’ arduous journeys led them from Iran, Iraq, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Mauritania to the United States and New Haven, CT. Guest curated by New Haven sculptor Susan Clinard, the exhibition serves as testament to the resilience of the human spirit. “Art is cathartic,” Clinard says, “And the making of it can keep the spirit from crumbling.”

 

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