Date: 20 Jan – 10 Mar 2018
Category: Experiences, Arts
Ticket price: Free
Admission: Opening Reception (20 Jan): 15:00 – 18:00
A lot to admire, the creative use of geometry, space and colour in Rashid Al Khalifa’s fine and ever-evolving work at his solo exhibition at Ayyam Gallery. To commence in January, ‘Hybrids’ will feature wall-mounted installations from six series of the Bahraini artist’s works from 2010 to 2017.
After experimenting with realism, impressionism, and individualism, Al Khalifa will take a more contemporary approach for his recent work with elements of abstract art and colour field. His unique installations are generally hybrids of painting and sculpture where he creates three-dimensionality using aluminium, stainless steel and other elements. Ayyam Gallery Dubai (11 Alserkal Avenue) is pleased to present Hybrids, a solo exhibition by Rashid Al Khalifa. Hybrids will present a selection of wall-mounted installations from six different series from 2010 to 2017.
Well-known and talented painter, Rashid Al Khalifa was the first president of the Bahrain Arts Society. He has doe solo shows in Jordan and Italy and has showcased his work in group exhibitions around the world, such as Issoudin Museum, Issoudin, France; La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy; and Galerie Gmurzynska, Art Basel Miami Beach. Over the past four decades, Rashid Al Khalifa’s works maintains a focus on the aesthetics of re-contextualisation in an art genre. He investigates articulates seriality within his oeuvre, as well as geometry, surface, and colour, the artist creates simple yet deeply resonant works.
Founded in 2006, Ayyam Gallery is a leading arts organisation that manages the careers of diverse established and emerging artists. Blue-chip art spaces in Beirut and Dubai, a series of collaborative projects in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and a multinational non-profit arts programme have furthered the gallery’s mandate of expanding the parameters of international art. With its widely respected multilingual publishing division and a custodianship programme that manages the estates of pioneering artists, Ayyam Gallery has also contributed to recent efforts that document underrepresented facets of global art history.
Ayyam Gallery is the Arab world’s premier art gallery promoting the best in contemporary art. Ayyam Gallery, DIFC is the setting for the gallery’s solo show program. Famous as one of the Arab world’s leading art spaces it features a selection of cutting-edge painting, sculpture and photography that represents some of the Middle East’s most famous talent. The gallery has sought to promote the region’s most dynamic cultural scene at home and abroad. Committed to the expansion and progression of local art it has led to a number of landmark initiatives that includes blockbuster exhibitions, original publications and special events.
Sun – Thurs: 10:00 – 18:00
Sat: 12:00 – 18:00
Opening reception: Sat, 20 Jan from 15:00 to 18:00
Photo courtesy: www.ayyamgallery.com
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