Behind the lines

Behind The Lines – Contemporary Art from Syria is a traveling exhibition. The exhibition hosts 20 artists with just over 90 works across multiple formats including video, photography, painting and sculptures.

Exhibition at Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC, Canada
July 8
 September 11, 2016

Exhibition at Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St, Duncan, BC, Canada
November 27 – December 3, 2016

Exhibition at Brentwood College School, Mt Baker Rd, Mill Bay, BC, Canada
December 10 – 17, 2016

Exhibition at Yukon Art Center, College Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Dec 08, 2016 – Feb 25, 2017

Syrian Artists: Ethical Witnesses From Behind the Lines

In the midst of a conflict that has gripped the entire world, a connection created through art is bringing Penticton and Syria closer together.

Humam Alsalim, a Syrian architect, founding member of SYRIA-ART and co-founder of the Cyrrus Gallery, an online art gallery for young, contemporary Syrian artists is co-curating the latest exhibition at the Penticton Art Gallery.

Behind The Lines – Contemporary Art from Syria is a traveling exhibition. The exhibition hosts 20 artists with just over 90 works across multiple formats including video, photography, painting and sculptures.

The art is an inside look into the minds of those affected by the devastating war, including Alsalim.

20 artists from the Syrian art scene are represented:

Painting: Omran Younis, Obaidah Zorik, Huda Takriti, Reem Tarraf, Maiesam Mallisho, Fadi Al Hamwi, Mahmood Al Daoud, Alaa Sharabi, Juhayda AlBitar, Mohammad Zaza, Lina Malki / Sculpture: Khaled Dawwa,  Ali Almeer  / Photography: Khaled Youssef, Khaled Akil,  Ammart Khadour / Digital Art: Humam Alsalim, Rami Bakhos /  Video Art: Fadi Al Hamwi, Huda Takriti

Paul Crawford, Penticton art Gallery – Image credit: Dale Boyd/Penticton Western News

Curators :
Paul Crawford, Penticton, British Colombia, Canada, www.pentictonartgallery.com

Humam Alsalim, Damascus, Syria, www.Cyrrusgallery.wordpress.com
Founding Member SYRIA.ART – Association pour la Promotion de l’Art Contemporain Syrien, syriaartasso.com 

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