WATERTOWN — The Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) will display Marsha Nouritza Odabashian’s exhibition, “In the Shade of the Peacock: Parables, Watercolor Paint Boxes, and Other Work in Diverse Media,” in ALMA’s Contemporary Art Gallery from September 13 through October 11.
The September 13 opening reception, from 2 to 4 p.m. in ALMA’s Contemporary Art Gallery, is open to the public.
Odabashian’s exhibition features a range of oil paintings on canvas and panel, acrylic on panel, and mixed-media assemblages.
“In the Shade of the Peacock” addresses the formal tensions between borders and interiors, literal and perceived depth, and representation and abstraction. Themes of memory, dislocation, imagination and nostalgia unite the works varied by explorations of the relation of contemporary art and culture to a diverse heritage ranging from T’oros Roslin, Giotto and Botticelli to more recent stylistic traditions.