Sharif Farrag - Solo Exhibition
15 September to 27 October 2018
HART STREET (PROJECT ROOM)
OPENING RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 // 7PM - 10PM
EXHIBITION DATES: SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 27, 2018
GALLERY HOURS: TUES - SAT / 1PM - 6PM
NEW IMAGE ART, 7920 SANTA MONICA BLVD LOS ANGELES CA 90046
New Image Art Gallery presents, "Hart Street," a solo exhibition premiering ceramic vessels and an installation by Sharif Farrag.
Reseda lies on the outskirts of Los Angeles County, in a region that has many names, some call it a Los Angeles suburb, others confuse it as a member of the city, many call it Hades, but to most Los Angelinos it is known as the San Fernando Valley. As the outcast of L.A., the Valley is an amalgamation of immigrants, freeways, concrete and unbearable heat. For Sharif Farrag, the Valley is not only where he was raised but also a significant influence in his art practice. As a first generation Arab American Farrag melds his Middle Eastern roots with his California skateboarding and graffiti background through ceramics, sculpture, videos, and paintings. Farrag’s exhibition will feature numerous unconventional styles of ceramics featuring loopy glazes, graffiti airbrushed ceramics, glazes that crawl, and more. His installation culminates in a psychological dreamscape where the influences of his American culture and his Muslim heritage morph into an otherworldly environment.