Artual Gallery showcases the work of 12 trailblazing, contemporary American artists in an exhibition titled “In With The New” and curated by Art of Choice (editorial-driven art advisory). The exhibition runs until Sunday December 8.
The artists whose work is featured in the exhibition are: Amanda Baldwin; Jaqueline Cedar; Angela Heisch; Elizabeth Huey; Max Jansons; Grant Levy-Lucero; Nevine Mahmoud; Maysha Mohamedi; GaHee Park; Martha Tuttle; Rachel Mica Weiss; and Sage Willows.
Working across painting, drawing and sculpture, the participating artists combine components of these media to create new visual languages and defy categorization, pushing past acknowledged boundaries and questioning supposed rules. Abstraction, figuration and references to historical movements, such as still-life and portraiture, are amongst the modes of art-making in evidence, but invariably given new turns and twists.
The featured artists are based across New York City and Los Angeles, and the influences of both these richly diverse hubs can be found in the work on view, from understated indicators to a tangible feeling of belonging.
Hind Ahmad, owner of Artual Gallery, said she was delighted to be hosting a group of pioneering artists who were clearly taking contemporary art into uncharted territory and introducing fascinating new ways of working.
“The word ‘new’ is integral to our latest exhibition, appearing not only in its title, but also in the approach adopted by these exciting 12 artists,” she said. “The way in which they experiment with diverse art forms to explore today’s culture and comment upon it makes this show incredibly relevant and timely on both an international and domestic level. I’m thrilled that we have been able to share this thought-provoking artwork with Lebanese audiences at such a critical point in time.”
In their turn, Art of Choice commented: “We are thrilled at the opportunity to bring its global audience together in such a culturally significant city as Beirut. Exhibiting these groundbreaking American artists together for the first time in the Middle Eastern market serves as a physical manifestation of our philosophy to democratize the way art is exchanged.”
About Art of Choice
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About Artual Gallery
Founded by Hind Ahmad, Artual Gallery is an 800 sq.m. space located in the downtown part of the city of Beirut, which has been set up with the aim of introducing international emerging and established artists to the MENA region, showcasing their work in solo exhibitions through collaborations with leading international galleries.
Opening Hours: From Monday till Saturday: 10am till 7pm.
Address: Eden Garden Bldg., Ground Floor, Fawzi Al Daouk Street, Downtown Beirut – Lebanon
Tel.: +961 3 125 344
Founder: Hind Ahmad
Managing Director: Sarya Martin