Behind The Lines: Contemporary Syrian Art
The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC - Sep 27, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019
Organized and circulated by the Penticton Art Gallery in partnership with Cyrrus Gal-lery, Damascus, this exhibition of paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos gives us powerful insights into creative responses to the ongoing civil war in Syria. Twenty contemporary Syrian artists express the physical and emotional toll of the confl ict while also testifying to the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit. Complemented by photographic, video and performance works by Calgary artist Dick Averns.