(1) Rushern Baker, Crashing Drone II, 2017. Acrylic, spray-paint, paper, aluminum, resin, concrete, and ceramic tile adhesive on canvas, 76 x 102 cm. (2) Leonardo Benzant, Our Children Whispering Between Deep Space and The Deep Sea (detail), 2017. Acrylic, powdered-graphite, oilstick, and oil on paper, 310 x 260 cm. (3) Amir H. Fallah, The Filmmaker’s Reflection, 2017. Acrylic, colored pencil and collage on paper mounted on canvas, 122 x 183 cm.
Gallery 1: A Fast, Moving Sky
Gallery 2: Amir H. Fallah—Almost Home
May 24–July 25, 2017
Preview: May 24, 7pm
The Third Line
Al Quoz 1
United Arab Emirates
Gallery 1: curated by Dexter Wimberly
The Third Line is pleased to invite Dexter Wimberly as guest curator for the exhibition A Fast, Moving Sky, adding a new component to the exhibition programme. The gallery aims to invite a guest curator once a year, offering diversity and new engaging content in our yearly calendar. Dexter has included four artists from vastly different parts of the world, who are connected to the African Diaspora. Rushern Baker IV, Leonardo Benzant, Andrew Lyght and Valerie Piraino are cultural hybrids whose works exemplify the complexity of defining this phenomenon; aesthetically as well as geographically. A Fast, Moving Sky illustrates how ideas, aesthetics and people are constantly in flux.
Amir H. Fallah returns to The Third Line with a new body of work titled Almost Home reflecting on the idea of belonging outside one’s country of origin. The exhibition shows a series of the artist’s signature style landscapes and portraits, respectively referencing floral Persian ornamentation and Iranian-American immigrants who have not returned to Iran since their departure several decades ago. Amir works deeply from his own experience, and explores what it means to exist outside the homeland.
About The Third Line
The Third Line is a Dubai based art gallery that represents contemporary Middle Eastern artists locally, regionally and internationally. The Third Line also hosts non-profit, alternative programs to increase interest and dialogue in the region.
Represented artists include: Abbas Akhavan, Ala Ebtekar, Amir H. Fallah, Arwa Abouon, Babak Golkar, Farah Al Qasimi, Farhad Moshiri, Fouad Elkoury, Golnaz Fathi, Hassan Hajjaj, Hayv Kahraman, Huda Lutfi, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Laleh Khorramian, Lamya Gargash, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Pouran Jinchi, Rana Begum, Sahand Hesamiyan, Sara Naim, Sherin Guirguis, Shirin Aliabadi, Slavs and Tatars, Sophia Al-Maria, Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Youssef Nabil and Zineb Sedira.