Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the peak of her career, she overcame exceptional odds, designing a camera mount attached to her wheelchair and went back to photographing again. Queen Noor and the late King Hussein of Jordan were among the first Arab leaders to invite Ms. Bandak to photograph in a wheelchair.
Lebanese artist Mouchid Kheir creates “bold geometric blocks and lines that intersect landscape and the abstract, containing intriguing perspectives passing the boundaries between representation and pure abstraction.”
Katie Archibald-Woodward is a photojournalist and minister whose calling in both spheres serves to illuminate life lived amidst occupation in Palestine. Her images include SoundCloud commentary. There is also an interactive component to this exhibition.
Paint flows from the mind and hands of Mona El-Bayoumi like a river. This exhibition of her work mid-career follows the currents of her thoughts about social justice, identity, beauty, and the role art plays in life’s progression. This exhibition features over 50 drawings and paintings in color and black and white.
Summer Sunshine features a wide-ranging sale of work by new artists, plus some familiar Gallery artists, as well as textiles, jewelry crafts and special surprises, all for sale to benefit the Jerusalem Fund and Gallery Al-Quds. Visitors are welcome during our regular working hours, M-F 9:30- 5, August 15-31 or during our Open House, Sunday August 27, 2-5 pm.
Patterning informs the work of Samar Hussaini as she seeks to interpret Palestinian dress in the idiom of abstraction. Incorporating words, ornamental motifs, and images of repression and legacy, her art focuses on resilience and identity.
Berlin-based photographers Daniel Sonnentag and Kai Wiedenhöfer portray the human impact of the Syrian conflict. Their works, which approach the subject from different points of view, were exhibited at Gallery Al-Quds and the Goethe-Institut as a way to highlight this urgent humanitarian crisis.