Lahib Jaddo: Every Woman Knows Her Own Tree is the first California solo exhibition by the painter Lahib Jaddo. It is best understood as a counter-part to the film JADDOLAND, directed by Jaddo’s daughter, Nadia Shihab. The exhibition continues the examination of themes highlighted in the film, including diasporic longing, landscapes of belonging, familial ties and intergenerational artistic collaboration. The works on display reveal recurring tendencies in Jaddo’s practice, particularly the blurring of boundaries between landscapes and the female bodies that occupy them.
Curated by Kathy Zarur
Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics