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“Memoir” Showcases the Talents of 34 Bangladeshi American Artists at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

“Memoir,” a wonderfully intriguing exhibition featuring artworks by 34 contemporary Bangladeshi American artists, continues until next Saturday, October 22 at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. The foreboding image featured above, “Victim,” was rendered with acrylic on canvas by the noted Dhaka University graduate Laila Anjuman Ara. Several more artworks that I captured while visiting the exhibition earlier this week follow:

Multidisciplinary artist Masud Ul Alam, “Untitled,” Mixed media on canvas

Queens-based multimedia artist Kaiser Kamal, “You Are Under Watch,” Mixed media on canvas

NYC-based artist Farhana Yasmin, (from her series) “Birth of Fionel in Covid 19 Pandemic,” Mixed media on canvas

Fine artist and arts educator Salma Kaniz, “Untitled,” Mixed media on canvas

Socially conscious painter Shameem Subrana, “Beyond Borders 1,” Mixed media

Presented by the Bangladeshi American Artists Forum and curated by Alma Leya, the exhibition remains on view at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning until next Saturday. Located at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue in Queens, the Center is open Tuesday through Friday from 10AM–9PM and Saturday and Monday from 10AM–6PM.

Photos of images: Lois Stavsky

Special thanks to Kaiser Kamal for the invite