Pandemic Physiognomy

A solo exhibition by Syahidah Osman at Workhouse Arts Center is an intimate peek into the struggles of juggling motherhood, an erratic work demands and her mental commentary on the current social challenges the Western world is facing in contrast with issues being faced by women in Third World countries during the period of 2019 through 2021 amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic. Syahidah expresses her thoughts of hope and emotional angst through abstraction of the scenery and maps she views through the road trips and hikes taken in Virginia and the Carolinas, and portraitures of strangers from her workplace, as well as her beloved sons and husband. The paintings represent the continuous conversation and conclusion to her outlook.