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Baseera Khan

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until June 5, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Lux Art Institute, 1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Not available

Could this be real? An actual opening reception? Artist-in-residence Baseera Khan has arrived at Lux Art Institute, and they're kicking off the exhibition with an on-site opening reception Friday night — COVID-safe 30-minute time slot style. We may be starved enough that this will still feel like a party. It's in the evening, and DJ Ohmega Watts will be providing the music, and there'll be art.

Khan's work restructures fashion, photography, textiles, collage and multimedia performance to study identity. Khan, who is a queer femme Muslim American, hones in on the boundary between assimilation and hiding. What I've seen of Khan's work feels larger than life, sometimes implicating and sometimes highly personal.

If you miss the opening reception, you can make a free appointment to visit during regular gallery hours, Thursday through Saturday, 2-5 p.m., April 10 through June 5. More here.

Details: Opening reception is Friday from 6-8 p.m. with advance reservations required for 30 min time slots. 1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas. Free for members, 0 general or guests. --Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS.

From the gallery:
April 10 - June 5, 2021
See below for details about the on-site opening reception on April 9.

Lux Art Institute brings the creative process to life with our international artist residency, regional artist gallery, sculpture trail, classes for all ages, and virtual programming allowing you to access the arts from your own home.

Lux is excited to announce the arrival of Artist-in-Residence, Baseera Khan, on April 10. Khan’s work maps the fluid geographies of their identity through collage, sculpture, and performance in order to build their legacy as a femme Muslim American beyond structures of hetero-normativity and othering.

Please visit Lux’s website today to learn about how you can view this exhibition in their COVID-safeopen gallery space.

All exhibitions at Lux Art Institute are free for everyone through our Pay as You Wish initiative.

Visit or call (760) 436-6611

Baseera Khan Opening Reception
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Lux Art Institute's Artist Pavilion
Audience: Adults 18+
Cost: Free for Lux Members; 0 for guests

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Event Description
Join us for our Opening Reception for our latest Artist-in-Residence, Baseera Khan!

Get a first look of our latest exhibition and enjoy music by DJ Ohmega Watts during one of our 30 minute time slots beginning at 6 p.m.

This event is free for members and $10 for guests by reservation only. All payment will be taken at the door the day of the event. Each 30 minute time slot is limited to 20 people.

Lux members will receive first access to reserve their spot beginning March 29th.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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