14 - 20 October 1999
Issue No. 451
|Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875|
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Around the galleries
THE GEZIRA Arts Centre in Zamalek recently hosted a restrospective of the work of Abdel-Salam Eid, perhaps the best-established Alexandrine artist, representing the full range of his achievement and his various stages of development. Eids distinctive style, which combines sculpture and architecture with painting in a unique plastic harmony, is demonstrated here to stunning effect.
At the Al-Hanager Gallery, Opera House grounds, artist Fawziya Hawwas has exhibited approximately 50 paintings depicting flora. But these are not plants as we know them. In isolated, starkly precise formulations, using a boldly limited palette, Hawwas turns flowers into charged symbols of an inner reality.
Reviewed by Nagwa El-Ashri