Joseph El Hourany
Using morphing and mutation tactics, my sculptures are not pretending to be a particular innovative aesthetic. It looks much more at the overall interplay between the initial idea/sketch and the used wood or material. In its abundance making, a procedural experimentation is the origin of the unpredictable forms. As such, experimentation in sculpture has nothing to do with neither composition nor style. In whichever creation process, it has to do with no‐finality, with the perpetual path to another form; it provokes what comes after, what appears, and what will be seen. It can spontaneously absorb additions, subtractions, and technical modifications, without disturbing its essential order.
19 March - 15 May, 2021
Art de triomphe
"This whole body of work was made this year! After the October 17th Revolution, amidst the economic crisis and the corona virus pandemic, and more tragically after the 4th of August 2020 explosion.
It is the gravity, the distortion and the guts... the first time I feel the work extruding from me, and not wanting to stop flowing...
It is the flow-clay deciding to go its own way.
Am I, again, a witness?" -Samar Mougharbel
Art de triomphe
11 December, 2020 - 16 January, 2021
La chasse aux papillons
20 May - 14 June, 2021
Hala Mouzannar gives prominence in her work to the materiality, and vicissitudes, of the flesh. She dwells on the material surface of her canvases, creating tears, crusts, and chutes from the manipulation of a mélange of stone powder, silicon, latex, gauze, and oils. The formation of differently textured surfaces, in a range of exuberant and at times corporeal colors, invokes in the viewer visceral bodily sensations of both (interested) pleasure and perturbation.