Laleh Khorramian, Saturns Neckless / Sherin Guirguis, El Beit El Kabir
November 2 – December 10, 2016
Gallery 1: Laleh Khorramian, Saturns Neckless
Do you remember the future? What will remain from that time to come?
What happens when that future vision collapses with the past?
The Third Line is very pleased to present Saturns Neckless, Laleh Khorramian’s third solo show at the gallery. Laleh returns with a new body of work featuring dyed and painted fabrics, vestments, and monotype portraits of alien and guardian beings – symbolic of an untiring fascination with that which is otherworldly, the unnameable, and of a timeless inner territory. The exhibition is an homage to these beings – in their multiple forms as druids, seers, knowers, oracles, robots and space forms – and their proximity to alienation, anonymity and totemic divinity.
E-catalogue - with essay by Margarida Mendes
Gallery 2: Sherin Guirguis, El Beit El Kabir
The Third Line is pleased to present El Beit El Kabir, Sherin Guirguis’ second solo show in Dubai. Sherin’s new body of work, built in three parts over the past two years, incorporates a combination of sculptural forms, paintings and works on paper. Shown together for the first time, they continue an interplay between personal and public histories, more specifically taking cues from her Egyptian heritage and her experience as an Egyptian-American immigrant. Framed through the lens of her diasporic identity, the exhibition recreates the last vestiges of a connection with her homeland.