Monday January 12 was the first Al Serkal Avenue Galleries Night of 2015. All participating galleries showed an excellent collection of work although some were a slightly more absorbing then others.

I made my usual round starting at the beginning and worked my way through all the lanes and galleries. Some of the pieces were completely captivating and very original. There were many interesting installations this time in addition to the more traditional paintings.

I spoke with a few gallery managers and they explained some of the processes and stories behind the work and the artists’ creativity they told of certainly drove up the fabulous quotient significantly.

The exhibitions are on for at least a month and I would strongly suggest a visit when possible. I may in fact head down there again and immerse myself further and deeper this time.

Al Serkal Avenue Galleries Night 2015 was an imaginative and inspiring experience.

Below are pictures from my visit in the order I saw them and are not indicative of any preferences of the work.

Lawrie Shabibi

Radiant Trajectory – A Solo Exhibition by Nathaniel Rackowe

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SPM (Salsali Private Museum)

Mohammad Ehsai – Hidden Consciousness

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Ayyam Gallery

Faisal Samra – 39

There are some extraordinary installations by the artist

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Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde

Nice Drawings – Group exhibition

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Green Art Gallery

Zsolt Bodoni – The Shining Path

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Grey Noise

Benjamin Senior – Enclosure

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FN Designs

Fisticuffs – Group exhibition

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La Galerie Nationale

Objects of Desire – Group exhibition

 

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Mojo Gallery

Triangle – three artists |  three countries |  three faces

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Carbon 12

Gil Heitor Cortesão – Out of Season
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 Everyday Middle East – Group Exhibition
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Hesham Malik – ILAT (RAIN)
There is some beautiful poetry with these paintings that is not to be missed. The featured image connects with the last picture here.
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