Thoughts in ColorFriday, March 3, from 06:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.
Weekdays, March 6, 7, 9 and 10, from 12:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8, from 12:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m.
LAU Beirut Campus - Safadi Fine Arts Building - Sheikh Zayed Exhibition Hall
The LAU School of Arts and Sciences cordially invites you to the art exhibition
Thoughts in Color
by Lina Husseini (curated by Dr. Tony Karam)
Friday, March 3, 2023, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
About the artist
Lina Husseini’s brightly colored sculptures loop and swirl around themselves, eclipsing and challenging academic rules and regulations. Exuberant in their presentation, the pieces take on a life of their own as they become characters in a playful display. Husseini’s sculptures of metal, wood, clay, acrylic, glass and PVC wind, unravel, twirl and cross back and forth, conveying a sense of joyful buoyancy. Husseini grew up in Lebanon and France, and her work expresses a transcendence of the East and West, given that her inspiration stems from both. As such, her repertoire has been shown in Beirut, Lebanon where she lives, as well as in France and the United States of America. Beginning her self-taught practice using papier mâché, she built on these skills to explore various mediums playing with material, color and composition. She uses her practice to take everyday materials out of context, challenging cultural notions and using her work to signal an optimistic transcendence of human politics and society.
Husseini has held multiple exhibitions in Lebanon as well as in the United States of America. Her sculpture, Together, is part of the permanent collection of the Peoria Riverfront Museum in Peoria, Illinois. She also participated in auctions in the USA to raise funds for student scholarships in Lebanon and for cancer treatment.
“I draw my ideas from my environment. I like to work with the materials that surround me and those that challenge me. I don’t follow academic rules. My work evolves intuitively through my experiences. I create sculptures exploring metal, wood, clay, acrylic glass and PVC. These elements, taken out of their context, come together and result in shapes and colors that convey a critical message, reflecting, in turn, the moods and ideas of the moment.”