Ellen O’Grady exhibits drawings from Palestine from her forthcoming book What Ham Saw.
Charara’s exhibit “Hueman” features paintings and sculpture in his signature “cartoon” imagery, using whimsy and a cacophony of colors to comment on our common humanity, injustice, the immigrant experience and much more. Enjoy video of Lena Seikaly performing “Love You Madly” from the opening of Adnan Charara’s “Hueman” exhibition at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery on 5 March 2010.
These abstract images, two-sided painting on transparent sheets, express the artist’s dual influences of metaphor in the Arabic language and the rigor of abstract mathematics.
Stereopticon images, or lantern slides, became popular in the late 1800’s as a way for armchair travelers to experience faraway places. Viewed through an image merging device, the dual photographs become three-dimensional, resulting in a realistic, you are there feeling.
While the most recent tragedy of Gaza no longer dominates the headlines, its impact on the world is no less real. With this exhibition, The Jerusalem Fund Gallery showcases the responses of three artists, working in three distinct media, but with one overwhelming desire—to employ their art in conversation with and about Gaza.
John Halaka’s drawings Landscapes of Desire are inspired by the ruins of Palestinian villages and homes that were destroyed by Israel during and after the 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestine.
In the course of a research trip for a story on Israeli art, New York-based critic and curator Mary Evangelista was introduced to a number of outstanding young Palestinian artists.