Laleh Khorramian: Saturns Neckless
Sherin Guirguis: El Beit El Kabir

Laleh Khorramian: Saturns Neckless
Sherin Guirguis: El Beit El Kabir

The Third Line

(1) Laleh Khorramian, Alien (S4), 2016. Monotype and mixed media on polypropylene, 66 x 51 cm; (2) Laleh Khorramian, Guardian Pink, 2016. Ink, oil, collage on polypropylene, 107 x 158 cm; (3) Sherin Guirguis, Untitled (Hexagon), 2015. Mixed media on hand-cut paper, 101.6 x 117 x 5 cm; (4) Sherin Guirguis, Untitled (Beitana ll), 2016. Mixed media on hand-cut paper, 132 x 132 cm.
November 4, 2016

Laleh Khorramian: Saturns Neckless
Sherin Guirguis: El Beit El Kabir

November 2–December 10, 2016

Preview: November 2, 7pm

The Third Line
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Gallery 1
Laleh Khorramian: Saturns Neckless
“Do you remember the future? What will remain from that time to come?
What happens when that future vision collapses with the past?”

The Third Line is very pleased to present Saturns Neckless, Laleh Khorramian’s third solo show at the gallery. Laleh returns with a new body of work featuring dyed and painted fabrics, vestments, and monotype portraits of alien and guardian beings—symbolic of an untiring fascination with that which is otherworldly, the unnameable, and of a timeless inner territory. The exhibition is an homage to these beings—in their multiple forms as druids, seers, knowers, oracles, robots and space forms—and their proximity to alienation, anonymity and totemic divinity.

Born in 1974 in Tehran, Iran, Khorramian lives and works in New York. She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and received her undergraduate degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA at Columbia University, New York. Laleh’s work is housed in several prominent collections including Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; Daman Collection, UAE and C-Collection, Principality of Liechtenstein.

Gallery 2
Sherin Guirguis: El Beit El Kabir
El Beit El Kabir is Sherin Guirguis’ second solo show in Dubai. This new body of work, built in three parts over the past two years, incorporates a combination of sculptural forms, paintings and works on paper. Shown together for the first time, they continue an interplay between personal and public histories, more specifically taking cues from Sherin’s Egyptian heritage and her experience as an Egyptian-American immigrant. Framed through the lens of her diasporic identity, the exhibition recreates the last vestiges of a connection with her homeland.

Sherin Guirguis was born in Luxor, Egypt in 1974 and lives in works in Los Angeles. She received her BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997 and her MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2001. In 2012 she was awarded the prestigious California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists. Sherin’s work has been acquired by the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; the Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX and the Las Vegas Museum of Contemporary Art, NV.

About The Third Line
The Third Line is a Dubai-based art gallery that represents contemporary Middle Eastern artists locally, regionally and internationally. In addition to this, The Third Line publishes books by associated artists and hosts non-profit, alternative programs to increase interest and dialogue in the region.

Represented artists include: Abbas Akhavan, Ala Ebtekar, Amir H. Fallah, Arwa Abouon, Babak Golkar, Farhad Moshiri, Fouad Elkoury, Golnaz Fathi, Hassan Hajjaj, Hayv Kahraman, Huda Lutfi, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Laleh Khorramian, Lamya Gargash, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Pouran Jinchi, Rana Begum, Sahand Hesamiyan, Sara Naim, Sherin Guirguis, Shirin Aliabadi, Slavs and Tatars, Sophia Al-Maria, Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Youssef Nabil and Zineb Sedira.

Media contact
Saira Ansari, Director of Communications: saira [​at​] / press [​at​] / T +9714 3411 367

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