Art Scene- May 2015

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Al Kahila Art Gallery

ASSEM ABDEL FATTAH, ” Patches” Exhibition

25th of April – 6th of May 2015

Al Kahila Art Gallery has the pleasure to invite you to the art  exhibition “Patches” by artist ASSEM ABDEL FATTAH.

 

Arts-Mart Gallery

Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Mohsen

Friday 24th April brought with it the unveiling of Arts-Mart The Gallery’s latest exhibition titled ‘Transcending Spaces’ by Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Mohsen, orientated towards the realm of print making. Drawing great inspiration from nature and employing different mediums of artistic expression, from oil paintings and wood carvings to pencil drawings and prints, Abdel-Mohsen takes his viewers on a journey as he explores the space between himself and nature, “I am painting the air I see and feel, hoping to transcend this feeling to the viewer. There is a lot of mysticism and Sufism involved in this process.”

 

Held from the 24th April until the 14th May, Arts-Mart presents art aficionados the opportunity embark on an artistic and spiritual journey with this master of techniques who has revolutionised the art of print making and painting in Egypt and the region and thus become a landmark in the Egyptian Visual Arts scene.

 

 

Gypsum Gallery

FARIDA EL GAZZAR

DREAM CITY

28th of April – 26th of May

A visual memoir of sorts, Dream City hinges on the artist’s position towards a fabled Egypt, often recalled from a distant place. Her account is based on El Gazzar’s own pool of old family photographs as well as snapshots of Cairo and Alexandria taken on annual summer vacations. She freely mines these personal sources, picking and choosing details to show or omit.

 

Dream City is interspersed with harsher and more intensely hued paintings of architectural façades. From modernist and bare red brick to neo-Greek, the styles are representative of an eclectic mix that has come define the urban landscape of contemporary Egypt. All the works in the show are adorned in an assortment of golden frames, minimal and ornate. Gold is key a tone of color that runs through much of El Gazzar’s practice to suggest desert, wealth and longevity.

 

Arts-Mart Gallery

Contact Details:

Cairo-Alex Desert Road, 2km from 26 July Mehwar exit, right from Total Gas Station

Tel: 02 3749 6162.

Open Daily, 11 AM to 9 PM

Gypsum Gallery

Contact Details:

5 Ibrahim Naguib St., Ground Floor, Apt. 2, Garden City.

www.gypsumgallery.com

Open daily from 12 – 8 pm. Friday 4 – 8 pm. Sunday off.

Al Kahila Art Gallery

Contact Details:

15, El Batal Ahmed Abdel Aziz St., Mohandessin

Tel: 02 330 40 791 – 0122 864 7511

www.alkahila.com

Open daily from 11 am to 9 pm (except Fridays)

 

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