Marie Khouri’s exquisite new sculptures belie their dark underpinnings. The Vancouver-based artist speaks of making them in response to a recent visit to Beirut where it was impossible not to reflect on her experiences as a young woman in the 1970s fleeing the country’s civil war. She describes the Lebanese capital’s war-ravaged buildings as “wounded” and “scarred”- evoking the body in all its vulnerability in the face of war - even while she expresses admiration for the enduring city’s newly erected structures as signs of humanity’s capacity for renewal and the cyclical nature of existence.
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Marie Khouri

Marie Khouri

Marie Khouri’s work resides at the often-tenuous place between art and design, with a close integration of form and function, reminiscent of modernist thinking best epitomized by the Bauhaus School. Khouri’s sculptures are formed through an extensive hands-on process that employs traditional sculpting techniques alongside contemporary innovations in material and building standards. Her works blend and extend metaphors of language, form and the body to propose an inextricable link – both political and personal – to a life deeply affected by the complex histories of the Middle East, rooted in a profound sense of dislocation and a search for a greater sense of place.

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Renée Van Halm:
Holding Pattern

January 18, 2020 - February 15, 2020
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Gathie Falk:
New Paintings and Sculpture

September 7, 2019 - October 12, 2019
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BC Binning, Devon Knowles and Renée Van Halm:
Leave the Window Open

September 9, 2019 - October 12, 2019
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Some Drawings:
A Group Exhibition

March 9, 2019 - March 30, 2019
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Takao Tanabe:
A Major Exhibition

January 17, 2019 - March 2, 2019
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Ben Reeves:
Something Edge

November 24, 2018 - December 22, 2018
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Angela Teng:
A Coloured Image of the Sun

November 24, 2018 - December 22, 2018
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Gordon Smith:
Through the Trees

September 8, 2018 - October 13, 2018
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Jack Shadbolt:
The Ghost Universe

January 20, 2018 - February 22, 2018
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Al McWilliams:
Floor Thoughts

December 2, 2017 - January 13, 2018
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Gathie Falk:
The Things in My Head

November 7, 2015 - December 12, 2015
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