“Untitled” by Ahmed Alsoudani
Due to the success of the exhibition “Ahmed Alsoudani: Redacted,” the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) will extend the show through February 2, 2014. Originally scheduled to close on December 8, “Ahmed Alsoudani: Redacted,” is the first major museum exhibition of the work of American-Iraqi artist and Maine College of Art graduate Ahmed Alsoudani. The exhibition features 20 of the artist’s tumultuous and innovative paintings, which reflect on the horrors of war with a unique artistic voice. “Challenging the viewer with nuanced art historical arguments and blatantly difficult, abject, and grotesque imagery, Alsoudani does what few artists can do: he successfully translates the complexity of contemporary politics into meaningful painting,” said PMA Director Mark H.C. Bessire. For more information, call 775-6148 or visit portlandmuseum.org.