The NYUAD Project Space Presents:
"Thymesis" bears witness to memory as the fallible medium of self-creation. The exhibition features an "earliest memory" archive, old family photographs, mixed media drawings, and incorrect illustrations of the natural world.
"Earthly Wonders, Celestial Beings" conceives of Iraq as a spatial, rather than territorial construct, setting up a conversation across the past and present in the language of reverberating forms.
"Manthiram" is a series of interconnected vignettes of the Mannar pearl fisheries off the coast of Sri Lanka. The exhibition is a reading space where viewers can sit, relax and read the graphic novel at their own pace.
"Idle Contortions" is a self-portrait series exhibition portraying an almost comedic take on how the physical body manifests thoughts and emotions.
"Bravado" is a cathartic and visceral series where statues are first lovingly recreated, and then torn apart and deconstructed with aggressive charcoal strokes intermixed with heavy gesso dripping.