Deborah Colton Gallery presents Fadi Yazigi: "Still Life… Still Alive… Still a Life" opening reception
Deborah Colton Gallery will present "Still Life… Still Alive… Still a Life," an exhibition featuring paintings, drawings and sculpture by Syrian artist, Fadi Yazigi. Yazigi uses his thoughts and findings as the starting point for a new, landmark, mixed-media installation of works that juxtapose still life, or figures in black ink, reflecting the artist’s documented observation that there are times when we are all motionless, be it planned or a random act, yet we are still breathing, thinking, living and even creating art.
A large installation consisting of squares painted in contrasting colors on recycled paper and mounted on canvas, acts as the platform for one narration on which the artist explores several themes and concepts. Subjects inevitably include the war in Syria and its impact on both the artist himself and others, but also their desire for a better tomorrow.
Another installation includes a collection of ceramic, mosaic figures in jeweled, arabesque colors on wooden bases in the shape of a cross. All of the subjects include figurative illustrations, while some are also upside down. Their thoughts remain a mystery and beg rhetorical questions aplenty; are they feeling pain? Or perhaps they long to be closer to god.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through March 25.