A Solo Exhibition featuring works by Faig Ahmed opens at Cuadro Gallery, Dubai
16 Sep > 30 Nov 14
Neon sculptures emerge from Azerbaijani Rugs and Carpets melt into pools of woven Wool: Fluid forms, a solo exhibition featuring works by Faig Ahmed opens at Cuadro Gallery
Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE
16 September > 30 November 2014
Faig Ahmed stretches traditional threads farther in his continued reinvention of the conventional Middle-Eastern carpet. The artist uses the most basic component of a deconstructed rug, woolen threads and arabesque patterns, to elasticize our perception of the cultural icon. At his upcoming solo exhibition entitled Fluid Forms, the Azerbaijani artist and nominee for Victoria and Albert Museum’s Third Jameel Prize, will unveil new bodies of work created during his residency with Cuadro Gallery earlier this year.
Ahmed’s works include hand-woven rugs encompassed in sculptural arms that extend out of thread into neon geometric forms. The artist’s signature optical illusions stretch beyond the carpet frame – a conventional rug dissembles midway, bleeding onto the floor in a meticulously woven pool of melting threads.
ABOUT THE RESIDENCY AT CUADRO
The Residency at Cuadro is a three-month program, offering a select group of local and international artists accommodation and studio space in which to expand their practice. Cuadro works closely with the artists to meet their creative and professional needs, providing career mentorship and exhibition opportunities.
ABOUT CUADRO GALLERY
Founded in 2008, Cuadro Gallery, located in the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), has quickly become one of the UAE’s premier post-modern and contemporary art venues. Cuadro Gallery maintains four key areas of focus: exhibitions, education, residency and consultation. Cuadro’s curated exhibitions provide audiences with an opportunity to experience diverse approaches to and executions of art. These exhibitions are enhanced by the Education Program at Cuadro, comprised of lectures, workshops and panel discussions that present an academic avenue through which to understand and participate in the evolving art market. The Residency at Cuadro offers a select group of artists studio space, accommodation, career mentoring and exhibition opportunities in the UAE. The artists, both local and international, are often also provided the opportunity to exhibit the work they have created at Cuadro at the end of their residency.
Cuadro also provides qualified art consultation services for its discerning collectors, building on existing collections and helping to establish new collections. Through these initiatives, Cuadro maintains its commitment to dynamically engage the local and international art community.
The solo exhibition will remain open from 16 September > 30 November 2014.
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