Sunday,17 February, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1365, (19 - 25 October 2017)
Sunday,17 February, 2019
Issue 1365, (19 - 25 October 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Eveline Ashamallah's love sonnets

Eveline Ashamallah
Eveline Ashamallah's love sonnets

Khanalmaghraby Gallery is pleased to announce "Love Sonnets", a duo exhibition of painting and drawing by Eveline Ashamallah and Sally Al-Zeiny.

The works of Egyptian artist Eveline Ashmallah are a beautiful jolt to the imagination, a phantasmagoria of amazing creatures constituting a world full of contradictions. In the exhibition, Ashmallah demonstrates the range of her achievement, showcasing the strange, almost alien worlds she has invented.
Ashamallah’s vivid canvases are inhabited by figures that resemble human beings and animals – wingless birds flying, for example – as well as stray letters and words, a rich cacophony of colours and signs.
Imagination is no doubt the source of all mythology, but in the case of Ashamallah, this seems doubly significant, for the myth is intimately tangled with her visual memory; her work reflects years spent in the countryside among the living things, the fish in the rice paddies. It also reflects her glowing spirit, which can take apart the system of relations making up reality the better to reassemble it after her own image.

The exhibition is on until 25 October

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