Christina Habibi: New Works | ATHICA@Ciné Gallery

New Works by Christina Habibi
March 1 – April 25, 2024

ATHICA @ Ciné Gallery
234 W Hancock Ave.
Athens, GA 30601
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ATHICA@Ciné Gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings by the Athens-based artist Christina Habibi, who works with acrylic and oil on large abstract canvases.  The works on exhibition represent a departure from Habibi’s earlier body of work, in which paint slid, swirled, and spattered on the canvas in pure abstraction. These new works suggest a vibrant and vivid physical space in which architectural and structural elements are juxtaposed with single words that are variously iconic, frontal, suggestive, or obscured. Layered, oblique, and urgent, these paintings activate the gallery with color and energetic declamations.

I believe that abstract art has the power to challenge and stimulate the viewer’s imagination and to open up new perspectives and possibilities.

— Christina Habibi

This is Habibi’s first solo exhibition for ATHICA. She was selected by the ATHICA Exhibitions Committee to be featured in the Solo Duo Trio series, which provides opportunities for individual artists to exhibit their work at ATHICA and its partner location, ATHICA@Ciné.

About the Artist

Christina Habibi is from Tehran, Iran. She currently creates art from her home studio in Athens, Georgia. Habibi has been creating art for over 30 years and her work has been shown in galleries throughout the US, in the film Dear White People, and featured in the Twin Cities PBS Series, Minnesota Original.

As an abstract artist, her work is driven by emotion, intuition, and the exploration of color, line, form, and text. Through her art, she encourages viewers to engage with the visual language of abstract art on their own terms, and to find their own meaning and connection to the work.

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Press Release:

New Works by Christina Habibi is sponsored in part by The James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation, The Georgia Council for the Arts, and The National Endowment for the Arts.