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Out of Body
On view through June 16, 2024
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Brattleboro, Vermont

In “Out of Body,” Samira Abbassy finds inspiration in the practice of faith healing, and shares paintings, drawings, and sculpture that examine the human body as a psychological and spiritual vehicle as well as a scientific organism. She mines ideas from centuries-old Islamic medical manuscripts, European anatomical diagrams, alchemical iconography, and medieval Christian reliquaries. In her hands, these objects and images transcend science, and the body becomes a vehicle for psychological metaphors, portraying a variety of conflicts and dilemmas.

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[Image: Samira Abbassy, Intervention, 2023. Oil on birch panel, 24 x 18 inches, from “Out of Body”]