3 - 9 June 1999
Issue No. 432
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Around the galleriesNATURE has always been a source of inspiration for artists. It has also been a challenge, one to which Loubna Zakaria, whose paintings were on show at the Centre for Cultural Cooperation, was more than able to rise. Zakaria has a fine, romantic sense of the natural world into which she weaves folkloric motifs. This, in addition to the bright palette she employs, makes her paintings reminiscent of miniatures.
Installations by Alyaa El-Gereidi, shown at the Centre for Art, displayed an urge for the experimental. A variety of materials, lifted out of context, are recombined to create sculptures which mimic microscopic, atomic structures.
Reviewed by Nagwa El-Ashri