Fine Art Exhibition
25 May - 4 June
Three artists from three countries – Syria, Iran and Israel – now living in Toronto, explore the humanitarian crisis in our contemporary world – a result of man-made destruction. The works portray the Syrian war, the refugee crisis, the loss of home and homeland, and the geographic uncertainties that influence us all.
The artists express their unrest and sensitivity to today's current events and related crises from their personal points of view. The disappearance of homes, countries, and lives calls for a need to reconstruct. One way of dealing with harsh realities is through art, which can provide a different environment and language for contemplating disaster, allowing for an alternate mode of observation and dialogue.
Elham Hazfi was born in Iran, Tehran. She migrated to Canada, Toronto in 1998. Her background is in science with Masters degree in molecular science from Ryerson university. She is a self trained artist. She has had several group and solo exhibitions in Toronto.
Her paintings have been selected to be exhibited in several Art Festivals. She is working now at her studio in Toronto.
Born and educated in Syria, Lina Faroussi grew up surrounded by political turmoil, including the imprisonment of her father, and has deeply felt the impact of watching her homeland torn apart by the recent war. After spending time in both Egypt and Dubai. Lina now lives in Toronto, Canada, and exhibits in numerous group and solo shows throughout the Middle East, Europe, Canada and USA.
“Award winning of "Sandro Botticelli Prize" @ Biennale of Palermo, Sicily & The Int. Art Exhibition, Florence Italy (2015)”.
"Bad Dude" Land
The Map and the Territory
Over Their Shoulders
Homeland - on the Edge of Abyss
25 May - 4 June
Reception: 25 May, 6:30 - 10:00 pm
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 1 pm - 6 pm
1313 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON, M6K 1L8