Details:

This painting is a reflection on the long, perilous journeys undertaken to find a new home to replace one which is now lost.
Unframed

① Artwork:

Worth Two Stops

This painting is a reflection on the long, perilous journeys undertaken to find a new home. The work depicts the artist's family fleeing Palestine and traveling onward to Jordan, Lebanon and Canada. The artist imagines the emotional and physical toll of picking up what is needed most and carrying it on one's back while searching for the nearest refuge.

Amanda Boulos' work explores the shifting identities of the Palestinian diaspora while engaging with national narratives from Palestine, Lebanon and Canada. Her practice dislodges the viewer and subverts conventional depictions of Palestinian visual language and identities.

Her paintings embody an idea from philosopher Catherine Malabou that our future is undergoing an "unprecedented metamorphosis." Boulos' compositions imagine a moment when we will be capable of abandoning burdened bodies and can allow new forms and purposes to emerge.

Specs:

26 inches
25 inches
1 inches
25 inches

③ Artist:

Amanda Boulos

Amanda Boulos’ paintings explore national narratives from Palestine, Lebanon and Canada through the lens of the shifting identities of the Palestinian diaspora. Drawing from her investigations into undocumented histories, she creates a chaotic archive that reimagines familial oral histories through local landscapes. Boulos’ practice dislodges the viewer by subverting conventional depictions of Palestinian visual language and identities.

Amanda Boulos:
Worth Two Stops, 2021
Oil on canvas
25.0 × 26.0 inches /