French-Morrocan multidisciplinary artist Mehdi-Georges Lahlou trained as a dancer, so it’s not surprising that his visual art practice concerns itself with the body and space, his relationship to them and their relationship to each other. These relationships underpin his sculpture, photography, drawing, college and video as well as his performance art.
The Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries is sharing just some of his diverse work, which confronts issues of queerness and religiosity in both North African and European settings. Into the Wind, the Veils explores these themes inphotography, digital collage and performance/video works. He’ll be doing a virtual lecture in February, date to be announced, to share more background on his work, which northeast Ohioan will get to know more intimately when he’s an artist-in-residence at SPACES in Cleveland in June.
Into the Wind, the Veils is on view in the Center for the Visual Arts galleries through February 25. It’s free and open to the public Tuesday-Thursday @ 10am-4pm.