“Heart/Homeless” Paintings and Video by Manal Deeb

First exhibited in London at Gallery P21, Palestinian American artist Manal Deeb has titled this exhibition Heart/Homeless.  She expands upon the themes of exile and identity that have infused her art practice throughout her journey.

“Khawaga” Photography by Layla Al Shaer

“As a multicultural being, embodied with a Palestinian identity, it was important for me to understand the conflict, rooted into a culture, that influences the narrative of my Palestinian identity.”

“Icons of War” Paintings by Lukman Ahmad

“These paintings describe the circumstances of war, and how war can change our human nature and awaken the instinct of murder inside us and turn our lives from brothers and friends to predatory enemies.”

Gallery Exhibition: “Syrian Migration Series” by Helen Zughaib

Inspired by the narrative paintings of Jacob Lawrence’s Migration series from 1940-1941, 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.