About this event
Opening reception from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, March 1st
Notions of social upheaval have subtly expressed themselves in artist Sherin Guirguis’ work for some time. The current exhibition, Duwamah (rip current) draws upon current events resulting in the so-called “Arab Spring”, but particularly in the artist’s native Egypt. Guirguis was born in Luxor, raised in Cairo and immigrated to the United States at the age of fourteen.
The protests in Tahrir Square that resulted in the overthrow of the Mubarak regime still continue, and have influenced both the content and the formal iteration of the artist’s recent work.