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 


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.

Irit Epstein - Headshot - B&W

Irit Epstein


Irit Epstein was born in Israel. She relocated to Toronto in 2010. She studied fine arts for five years at the Academy of Art (HDK) in Berlin, Germany, receiving a Masters of Fine Arts. Additionally, she completed a Masters degree in Art Therapy at New York University.
Irit has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Israel, Germany, Italy, Mexico, USA, and Canada.
lina photo - B&W

Lina Faroussi


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)”.    

Elham Hazfi

Elham 01

"Bad Dude" Land

Elham 03


Elham 02


Irit Epstein

2 - The Map and the Territory - Oil and mixed media on canvas

The Map and the Territory

1 - Stand Alone - Oil and mixed media on wood panel

Stand Alone

3 - Reality Extract - Oil and mixed media on canvas

Reality Extract

Lina Faroussi

Over their shoulder

Over Their Shoulders

beyond boundaries

Beyond Boundaries


Homeland - on the Edge of Abyss

Exhibition Details

25 May - 4 June

Reception: 25 May, 6:30 - 10:00 pm

Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 1 pm - 6 pm


Gallery 1313

1313 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON, M6K 1L8

416-536- 6778


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