BEHIND THE LINES: CONTEMPORARY SYRIAN ART is an itinerary exhibition across Canada. 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
Exhibition at Gallery at The Military Museums , University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
October 12, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Exhibition at Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, 3220 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria BC, Canada
January 24 – February 5, 2018
Exhibition at Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC), 114 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
February 16 – February 25, 2018
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, British Colombia, Canada, www.pentictonartgallery.com