The Halsey welcomes two distinctly different artists who share a common background: they’re both immigrants. Graphic artist and filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian, an Iran native, brings us Multiverse. It’s inspired by his graphic novel The Magnificent Book of M, which focuses on the idea of home and belonging. Rahmanian boasts an impressive resumé — he’s been commissioned to do work for everyone from the United Nations to GQ magazine, while his films have premiered at festivals like Sundance, Toronto, and Tribeca. Tanja Softi’s The Migrant Universe fills out the exhibition; it’s a visual poem that uses prints, drawings, and paintings to reflect on life as an immigrant. A native of Bosnia, Softi now teaches at the University of Richmond. She’ll be giving an artist lecture on Oct. 21, and Rahmanian will host an exhibit walk-through on Oct. 22.
Erica Jackson Curran