Badass Women’s Show
November 5 @ 10:00 am - December 21 @ 5:00 pm
This show combines two women artists; Bailey Campbell and Fatemah Askarinejad.
Bailey Campbell (she/her) is a Massachusetts-based painter, and lover of pigments, portraits, and pasta. Her work spans a variety of media (watercolor, acrylic, graphite, collage, and digital), and her art is fueled by experiences. She firmly believes that the stunning views, fiery moments, and inspirational people that surround us often tell a vibrant story if you only take the time to view them, and she strives to showcase these experiences in her works, challenging those around her to feel them, too.
“My name is Fatemeh. I was born and raised in Shiraz, Iran, a city known for its poetry, rich history and also famous writers. As a child my father used to read me “Shahnameh” stories which is a classic mythology poem book. My passion towards art is shaped by hearing the poems and stories. Light has always had magical power and I imagined all the interpretations of a scene empowered by light to narrate a story. That was the start point of my interests towards photography.
I did my bachelor in photography and Industrial design at university of Tehran. Where I started photography with an analog camera. I shared my first photo collection at San Jose State university in 2014.
After a while, When I began to confront concerns about society and, in particular, women’s lives in Iran, I felt more motivated to take photos and started to see myself more and more in the background of cultural aspects of people’s lives.
I was fascinated by the cultural and religious themes, and how they both create and restrict wonderful moments. When I finally got my first digital camera in 2019, I began photographing Nomadic tribes in Iran and also women in the context of cities.”
One of these topics was the mandatory Hijab in Iran, in which women are forced to cover themselves and their choice to select how they want to dress is taken away. I tried to use my photos to illustrate their stories in this black and white photo collection