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8 Aug 2015 - 19 Sep 2015

Art Couture in collaboration with Capacity World Media
Subject: Exhibition – ‘Whispers of the Past”
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August at Art Couture - ‘Whispers of the Past”
Exhibition runs from August 8, 2015- Sept 18, 2015.
Daily Free Viewing 10am -10pm
RSVP opening event Wednesday August 12, 2015 from 7pm- 9pm
Art & Coffee morning: Title- Whispers of the Past- Saturday August 22, 2015 from 11am-1pm
Venue: Art Couture at Al Badia Golf Club, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, Dubai UAE. Tee Lounge (In the Golf Club)

About the exhibition:
Whispers of the past:
This Art Couture & Capacity World Media collaborative exhibition presents a glimpse into the work of 5 artists & examines the elements of creativity with emphasis on personal memories.

3 Contemporary artists & 2 photographers in their artworks present from the realm of memory & imagination the personal relationship of their art to time, memory, history and creativity. They invite the viewers to share and enjoy their stories & past experiences, blended with imagination and innovation.
The individual artists explore the scope of memory, including personal elements, selecting some and blotting out others sifting through times of happiness and joy and sometimes blocking off the ones that maybe more private and painful. Memories are portrayed in varied media from photographic images of animals and people to portraiture & signature landscapes. Each artist through their medium of choice gives us a collection of their best recollections & experiences to view and question and come to our own conclusions on their art works.

Adel Rashid – Syria
Adel Rashid’s photography engages with his own experiences with animals namely the camel and relationships with people he photographs. He captures feelings in expressions and gestures.

Husain Al Salwan – Iraq
Husain Al Salwan’s art is all about the human face. From water colours to acrylics and oils he captures the face with the deepest of emotions reflected in the eyes. He is able to render emotion equally into the facial expressions in every medium he chooses.

Ibrahim Ghazala – Egypt
Ibrahim Ghazala influenced by the great masters of art has created a style of his own in his collection of landscapes & memories he treasures. Through a series of strokes he creates light and shadows and colourful detail in each piece in this series.

Imad Alaeddin –Syria
In photographic shadows against radiant skies, Imad Alaeddin shows off his striking photographic skills. His Photography of animals mainly the camel and the horse has a silent narrative that speaks to the viewer and is worthy of viewing.

Loai Salahedeen- Syria
In radiant tones and bright hues Loai Salahedeen reflects on images of the past with the use of a lot of rich gold in all his work. There is a lyrical flow to the series. He holds the viewer, drawing his attention to all the colourful details carefully harmonized on the canvas.

Art Couture gallery background
Art Couture reflects the vibrancy and growth of 21st century Dubai. Inspired by the emirate’s reputation as a cosmopolitan hub, Art Couture’s gallery space models itself on the city’s ambitious nature, its visionary creations and its diverse cultures. At Art Couture, visitors are encouraged to appreciate the works of select painters, sculptors and artists from the region and around the world and to enjoy art as an essential part of the human experience.

The gallery’s focus is to hold exhibitions of established and upcoming artists and events that offer a thought-provoking viewer experience. Art Couture aims to widen people’s perceptions of art, and stimulate an emotional and intellectual connection between viewers and the artistic realm. The gallery was established in 2007 in JBR but moved in 2011 to The Al Badia Golf Club. Ever since it opened this unique gallery has hosted numerous successful exhibitions and events, offering art lovers a memorable contemporary art experience.

Art Couture’s gallery at Al Badia is an open concept space that surrounds the golf club’s Tee Lounge beneath the atrium’s swirling glass roof. This architectural building itself is a piece of art. Enjoy free viewing from 10am till 10pm daily. You have art on 3 levels in this space to enjoy at your own pace in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The Tee Lounge is ideal for a drink before dinner or for a casual snack after your gallery walk- through. This truly is a gallery experience you will remember.

ART & COFFEE MORNINGS: is a monthly event Art Couture organizes as part of its vision and mission of promoting contemporary art in Dubai. Artists, art professors, curators and other guests talk about their expertise areas, once a month. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of art, learn something new, and share your cultural interests over a cup of coffee.

MORNING ART & WELLBEING TALKS & ART SEMINARS: These sessions are organized every few months and information goes out 10days before event date.

GALLERY WALK-THROUGH: Gallery walk-through sessions are planned usually if the artists are in town and available giving the people a chance to get to know better the artists and their work.

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Art Couture is based in Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental Dubai Festival City
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