Date : Friday November 10 – 18h:30
Location : Isabel Bader | Toronto
Hall Capacity : 500
Price : FREE
RANA HATMAL (SYRIA/CANADA)
Reminiscing Damascus/Syrian Artist Gallery
A Syrian artist , participated in many exhibitions in Paris , Beirut , Damascus and Toronto between 2007 and 2017 ( Full of Hope Exhibition , Last Supper Exhibition and more ) , this project deals with one overriding theme, namely “hope;” and specifically hope for and of liberty, as reflected by two symbolic elements. The first element is represented by the extremities—feet and hands—with their free-flowing movements, compounded in different interlaced compositions marked by spontaneity, in one hand; while the birds represent the second element, that of free movement. Both elements converge in their symbolic meaning, and their representation of motion.
The drawings employ the acrylic on canvas technique, however, a different medium was added in one of them, with the aim of creating a relief-type of raised surface on the canvas. This helps highlight the contrast between the black and white, while simultaneously displaying the harmony between the two basic elements—the feet and the birds.