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Monday, August 30, 2010
PAST: ART: Works by exiled Iraqi Painter Ahmad Alkarkhi "Memories Revisited" at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery, Sept 17th - Oct 8th, Free
On view at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery
Works by exiled Iraqi Painter Ahmad Alkarkhi
September 17th - October 8th
Memories Revisited, Ahmad Alkarkhi’s new exhibition at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery, showcases his intensely worked abstract expressionist paintings. These new paintings invoke strong feelings of beauty and loss, while providing a passage to the new reality of his life as a painter in the United States.
Highly successful in his native Iraq, Alkarkhi and his family were forced to flee to Syria. His successful exhibitions at the Free Hand Gallery in Damascus sustained him until he was able to acquire refugee status in the U.S. in 2009.