Exhibition of Drawings by Female Lebanese Artists Opens in Beirut

Posted June 6, 2016 at 12:25 pm in Art, News

AN EXHIBITION of drawings by Lebanese artists, Estel Adnan, Huguette Caland and Laure Ghorayeb is currently showing at the Galerie Janine Rubeiz in Beirut. The exhibition, entitled Doors of Perception highlights the significant role of female artists of the twentieth century and exemplifies how drawing became an effective medium for artistic expression.


art, exhibitions, Lebanese artistsEtel Adran, untitled, 2016, ink and watercolour on paper, 30 x 46cm. Photo © Galerie Janine Rubeiz

resized Laure Ghorayeb, Paten work, 1994, chinese ink on canvas, 112 x 82 cmLaure Ghorayeb, Paten Work, 1994, Chinese ink on canvas, 112 x 82cm. Photo © Galerie Janine Rubeiz

These three artists share a diversity of skills including painting, collage, writing and couture, expertise which influences their intuitive approach to drawing. Huguette Caland’s decorative motifs reveal her natural affinity with the designs of Byzantine mosaics, traditional clothing and the intricacy of hand-woven rugs.

Informed by her memories of the Lebanese Civil War, Laure Ghonayeb weaves narratives and characters within her work that, as she explains, “edge their ways in the outlines I create”. On the other hand, happy memories inspire Etel Adnan, a conceptual artist to create small canvases in bright undulating forms reflective of her love for the beauty and spirit of Lebanese and Californian landscapes.

by Miranda Charalambous

Doors of Perception runs until June 30, 2016 at Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut

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