Monday, February 6, 2012

Coming soon...

Rapport: Paintings by Zina Al-Shukri
February 25 - March 23, 2012
Reception Saturday, February 25th

Adobe Books Backroom Gallery is excited to present the first solo exhibition of paintings by Zina Al-Shukri. She will exhibit a series of portraits of friends and acquaintances that illustrate what she calls the "feedback loop" between herself and the sitter. 

Zina works quickly, completing each painting in a single sitting, and the resulting works are expressions of the subtle shifts in energy over the course of the portrait session. Whether the sitter appears sullen or deep in thought or even suspicious, the empathy between painter and subject is unmistakeable.

Curated by Katie Hood Morgan

Zina Al-Shukri earned her MFA from California College of the Arts and has exhibited recently in the Bary Area at SOMARTS, Sight School, Root Division, and Jack Hanley Gallery. 

The opening reception will feature a special performance by Justin Carl Hurty.

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Image: Ready Fo' Something Like Church, 2011. Gouache, metallic pigment and charcoal on tinted paper; 30" x 22".