Art Alert: Hend Samir's paintings at Gallery Misr

Ahram Online , Sunday 30 Sep 2018

Hula Hoop Labyrinth is Samir's second solo after her debut at Medrar Gallery and Rozanama prize

Fragment of Hend Samir's artwork (Photo: part of promotional material)

Hend Samir will showcase her latest paintings at Gallery Misr, with an exhibition titled Hula Hoop Labyrinth on 7 October.

Samir's work merges reality with desire while exploring familial contexts and television imagery.

Like something out of a daydream, her characters pose in surreal situations, as she explores body language in rituals and commercial media performances.

Samir was one of two winners of Medrar Gallery's Roznama Three competition award in 2014, which granted her a debut solo show at the gallery.

A graduate of the Helwan University Faculty of Fine Arts printing section, Samir works with many techniques including painting, print making, mixed media, and installation.

Samir joined many group exhibits in Egypt, including My Favorite Things 2 at Mashrabiya Gallery. She also exhibited at the Mattress Factory Museum in the USA and the Supermarket Art Fair in Sweden.

The exhibition opens on 7 October at 7pm and will run until 25 October
Open daily from 11am to 8pm except Fridays
Gallery Misr, 4a Ibn Zinki St., Zamalek, Cairo

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