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One I Call, 2017 Whitewater Preserve, CA Interior view of “One I Call” PC: Lance Gerber

Sherin Guirguis: My Place is the Placeless

Artist Lab Residency & Exhibition
April 24 – July 10, 2017
18th Street Arts Center | Main Gallery
Gallery hours: 11am-5pm, Monday-Friday

Los Angeles-based Egyptian artist Sherin Guirguis uses painting, drawing, and sculpture to explore the hidden histories of places and communities. In her works, the political and social content is inseparable from formal and material considerations. In her Artist Lab residency and exhibition, she will create an environment for investigations into the intersections of art and activism through the explorations of materials made from the earth’s elements, including pigment, paper, soil, and water. Guirguis seeks to address problems of displacement, environmental destruction, and cultural and historical memory loss through conversations with local artists engaged in political activism, and through workshops with local Santa Monica youth and adult participants. For more about the artist, visit here.

Upcoming Events

Art-Making Workshop

Saturday, April 29, 2017
1-4 PM
18th Street Arts Center’s Main Gallery

In conjunction with 18th Street’s Spring Pico Block Party, Sherin Guirguis will conduct an art-making workshop with members of the community and local artists. Through manipulating elements of the earth within the gallery space, participants will engage in conversation while creating collaborative sculpture. Family-friendly – kids welcome.

Exhibition Reception

Saturday, May 13, 2017
5-8 PM
18th Street Arts Center
Main Gallery

Join us for a main gallery exhibition reception for Sherin Guirguis’ My Place is the Placeless, plus presentations of the exhibition A Home Anywhere (works by Sara Debevec, Milenko Prvacki, and Delia Prvacki), and Antoni Hervàs’ Moveable Lab Project.

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