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Current Exhibitions

  • Rania Matar and Carol Young

    September 15 - October 22, 2016

    Rania Matar

    Invisible Children

    C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present Invisible Children, a solo exhibition by photographer Rania Matar. These photographs document young Syrian refugees on the streets of Beirut and third-generation Palestinian girls living in the refugee camps of Bourj el-Barajneh. Inspired by the artist’s frequent visits to the capital of Lebanon, many of these photographs depict Syrian children at work: selling red roses, carrying beat-up shoe-shining equipment, often camouflaging themselves with the graffiti they stand before. The artist notes, “straddled by a weak economy and domestic political tensions, Lebanon is finding it hard to cope with the large influx of refugees inside its borders, making the humanitarian crisis a difficult one to resolve.” Matar’s work often elevates mundane, everyday moments as a way of illuminating the universal within the personal. In documenting a population of young people living invisibly within a country unable to embrace them, Matar’s frank portraits seek to restore the singular identities of her subjects, intimating potential futures beyond the political crisis of their circumstance. A portion of proceeds from exhibition sales will be donated to The Karam Foundation, a US-based nonprofit agency dedicated to providing the most effective ways to aid Syrian citizens. For more information, visit www.karamfoundation.org. Download exhibit press release  

    Carol Young

    Scrolls and Sheets

    C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present Scrolls and Sheets, a solo exhibition of ceramic works by Carol Young. Young’s intricate sculptures are meticulously crafted to resemble curled, folded and piled sheets of parchment. The artist’s trompe-l’oeil replication of the lightness, weight, and fragility of paper confounds the viewer’s perception of material. Young’s blank pages become a kind of tabula rasa upon which the contents of personal and collective archives might appear. These delicate, evocative works investigate subliminal memory, forgotten history, and that which has not yet been spoken or said. Young’s installations call to mind an ancient printed library, laden with hidden information yearning to be classified, renewed and studied. Carol Young (b. Uruguay, 1952), has been living and working in Colombia since the 1980s. Young has received numerous honors and awards for her sculpture and has exhibited at galleries and museums internationally including The Museum of Modern Art, Colombia; Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht; Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York; Museo Conde Duque, Spain; and Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art, Venezuela. Download exhibit press release View Exhibition
  • Rania Matar, Invisible Children

    September 15 - October 22, 2016

    C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present Invisible Children, a solo exhibition by photographer Rania Matar. These photographs document young Syrian refugees on the streets of Beirut and third-generation Palestinian girls living in the refugee camps of Bourj el-Barajneh. Inspired by the artist’s frequent visits to the capital of Lebanon, many of these photographs depict Syrian children at work: selling red roses, carrying beat-up shoe-shining equipment, often camouflaging themselves with the graffiti they stand before. The artist notes, “straddled by a weak economy and domestic political tensions, Lebanon is finding it hard to cope with the large influx of refugees inside its borders, making the humanitarian crisis a difficult one to resolve.” Matar’s work often elevates mundane, everyday moments as a way of illuminating the universal within the personal. In documenting a population of young people living invisibly within a country unable to embrace them, Matar’s frank portraits seek to restore the singular identities of her subjects, intimating potential futures beyond the political crisis of their circumstance. A portion of proceeds from exhibition sales will be donated to The Karam Foundation, a US-based nonprofit agency dedicated to providing the most effective ways to aid Syrian citizens. For more information, visit www.karamfoundation.org. View Exhibition
  • Carol Young, Scrolls and Sheets

    September 15 - October 22, 2016

    C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present Scrolls and Sheets, a solo exhibition of ceramic works by Carol Young. Young’s intricate sculptures are meticulously crafted to resemble curled, folded and piled sheets of parchment. The artist’s trompe-l’oeil replication of the lightness, weight, and fragility of paper confounds the viewer’s perception of material. Young’s blank pages become a kind of tabula rasa upon which the contents of personal and collective archives might appear. These delicate, evocative works investigate subliminal memory, forgotten history, and that which has not yet been spoken or said. Young’s installations call to mind an ancient printed library, laden with hidden information yearning to be classified, renewed and studied. Carol Young (b. Uruguay, 1952), has been living and working in Colombia since the 1980s. Young has received numerous honors and awards for her sculpture and has exhibited at galleries and museums internationally including The Museum of Modern Art, Colombia; Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht; Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York; Museo Conde Duque, Spain; and Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art, Venezuela. View Exhibition