gallery morning sunday
I had a busy morning bouncing from one gallery to another. In all, a friend and I dropped by four exhibitions. Our first stop was the Tareq Boutaihi exhibition at Boushahri Gallery. I didn’t immediately take to Boutaihi’s intimate look at barely clothed women but soon their bodies and expressions won me over. As much as I was inspired by his rendition of the female form, I felt a certain lack of sensitivity from the artist in their faces. But that’s just me. I have face bias. Bonus was seeing Mr. Jawad Boushahri. Double bonus was bumping into artist Ja’afar Islah.
Next it was a fruitless journey to a new exhibition hall in Salhiya, Al-Mashriq Gallery. It was closed, so to console ourselves we bought some newspapers and magazines from the Kuwait Bookshop across the street. After that we took a heavily-detoured trip to Dar Al-Funoon for a sneak peak at photographer Bader Al-Bassam’s work (next post!). Finally, it was to the FA Gallery by the Amiri Hospital for their exhibition Familiar Features..Between Reality and Myth. We met up with Abed El Kadiri for a quick chat about the works and his newborn son (who looks like his beautiful mother!).