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Mahber Shaw’ate (Association of 7)
Image Detail: Dawit L. Petros, “Single Cube Formation, No. 2, Santa Barbara”, 2011 Chromogenic digital print 30h x 36w in, Courtesy the Artist and Alexander Gray Associates, New York, NY

Mahber Shaw’ate (Association of 7)

Mahber Shaw’ate (Association of 7), are photographs of temporary installations that investigate permutational possibilities and the disjuncture between physical and abstract materiality. The works appropriate the framework of an east African alphabet script (Tigrinya, Petros’ first language) and cardboard boxes. Petros integrates performative strategies, sculpture, and installation with legacies of studio and landscape imagery. The arrangements were constructed in locations ranging from Santa Barbara, California; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Nazareth, Ethiopia.

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