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PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Mixed media monoprint - oil

50x65 cm

2014

Exh38

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Mixed media monoprint -oil

60x40 cm

2014

Exh32

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Mixed media monoprint -oil

76x56 cm

2014

exh30

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Mixed media monoprint -oil

40x60 cm

2014

exh27

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Mixed media monoprint -oil

65x50 cm

2014

exh23

 

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Mixed media monoprint (oil)

76x56 cm

2014

exh.15

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Mixed media monoprint (oil)

76x56 cm

2014

exh.14

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Oil on canvas

138x173 cm

2014

exh.13

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Mixed media monoprint (oil)

60x40 cm

2014

exh.12

 

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Mixed media monoprint (oil)

60x40 cm

2014

exh.11

 

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Mixed media monoprint (oil)

60x40 cm

2014

exh.10

 

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Mixed media monoprint (oil)

65x50 cm

2014

exh.9

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Collage mixed media monoprint (oil)

40x60 cm

2013

exh.8

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Mixed media monoprint (oil)

65x50 cm

2014

exh.7

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Mixed media monoprint (oil)

60x40 cm

2014

exh.6

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Mixed media monoprint (oil)

60x40 cm

2014

exh.5

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Mixed media monoprint (oil)

60x40 cm

2014

exh.4

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Oil on canvas

143x205 cm

2013

exh.3

 

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Collage mixed media monoprint (oil)

40x60 cm

2013

exh.2

 

PATTERNS OF EXISTENCE
15 September - 22 October 2014

Untitled

Collage mixed media monoprint (oil)

40x60 cm

2013

exh.1

 

Throughout her thirty-year career as an artist, Ghada has consistently been moved and inspired by the doors and windows of Palestinian refugee camps, drawing from a variety of Middle Eastern symbols and patterns used in embroidery, rugs and other crafts of the region. In “Patterns of Existence,” Ghada adopts a different perspective on her familiar theme of doors and windows. In her new collection of mixed media monoprints, she celebrates the woven checkered pattern of an iconic symbol of Palestinian culture, the Kufiya. “This pattern deserves to be celebrated and imprinted in our minds and hearts,” says the artist. In her new works, the joyful coloured pattern transforms itself into a symbol of peace and tranquility, which Ghada consistently aims to achieve in her work. By overlapping the Kufiya pattern with her square compositions in a wide range of colours, and introducing ambiguous background lines that are reminiscent of coffee cup residue and fortune-telling, Ghada creates socio-cultural microcosms that evoke the positive, aesthetic elements of the spontaneous architecture, layered bright colours and overlapping materials of the camp landscape. Her use of oil paints creates a smooth transition between the overlapping compositions and a radiant, transparent effect. Born in 1963 in Amman, Ghada Dahdaleh studied art in Toronto, Canada. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Canada, Europe, Jordan and the Far East. This is her ninth solo exhibition. She lives and works between Dubai and Amman.

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