Traveling exhibit examines veils

CARSON - "The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces," a national traveling exhibition of 36 works of art, opens Feb. 3 in the University Art Gallery on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills.According to a press release, "The Veil" intends to "engage received wisdom about the veil - particularly current clichés and stereotypes about Islamic practices - and to reflect on the great ubiquity, importance and profundity of the veil throughout human history and imagination. The exhibit will be divided into three categories: the sacred veil, the sensuous veil and the sociopolitical veil. "To be veiled is, to some degree, to be unseen - the condition of both attraction and repulsion," said Jennifer Heath, author of "The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore and Politics." Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, the University Art Gallery is located in room A-107 on the first floor of LaCorte Hall on the campus of CSU-Dominguez Hills in Carson. Admission to all gallery events is free. Daily parking passes are $4. The exhibit closes March 3. The gallery will be closed Feb. 15 for President's Day.

********** Published: January 15, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 39