Gallery Al-Quds invites you to
Syrian Migration Series
until March 8
By Helen Zughaib
Syrian Migration Series #1, gouache and ink on board, 12” x 18″© Helen Zughaib
In her most recent work, Zughaib creates a series of paintings inspired by the narrative paintings of Jacob Lawrence’s Migration series from 1940-1941, a visual record of the great migration of African Americans from the south to the north.
Zughaib’s “Syrian Migration Series” begins with the initial uprisings of the “Arab Spring” and its aftermath, the Syrian civil war and subsequent displacement of millions of people and a following refugee crisis that continues to affect the Arab world, Europe and the United States.
To see a preview of the exhibition, check out the images below.
Read the reviews in Vox and the Middle East Eye!
“Renowned Arab-American artist takes on Syrian crisis in newest exhibition
WASHINGTON – Helen Zughaib is easily one of the most well-known Arab-American artists in the world.
Her vibrant Middle Eastern designs can be viewed in collections all over the globe, including the White House, the World Bank and the Library of Congress.
The artist’s work has also been gifted to world leaders by former US President Barack Obama, as well as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
To the delight of Washington’s art world, Zughaib’s most recent exhibition, The Syrian Migration Series, opened on Friday evening for a five-week display in the capital’s Gallery al-Quds.”
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