Over, Through and Around

The Great Escape, oil and gesso on photo transfer on wood and wool, 38 x 51 cm, 2018, Image credit Mahmoud RidaCrevice, oil and gesso on photo transfer on paper, 115 x 177 cm, 2019, Image credit Mahmoud RidaOff centre, oil, acrylic and gesso on photo transfer on paper and wood, 31 x 49 cm, 2019, Image credit Mahmoud RidaSomewhat protruding, oil, and gesso on photo transfer on paper, 165 x 115 cm, 2019, Image credit Mahmoud RidaGeneral view of exhibition, Image credit Mahmoud RidaGeneral view of exhibition, Image credit Mahmoud RidaFalling out, oil, wool and gesso on photo transfer on paper, 137 x 115 cm, 2019, Image credit Mahmoud RidaGeneral view of exhibition, Image credit Mahmoud RidaGeneral view of exhibition, Image credit Mahmoud RidaGeneral view of exhibition, Image credit Mahmoud RidaGeneral view of exhibition, Image credit Mahmoud Rida

Over, Through and Around was a solo exhibition at Letitia Gallery in Beirut  running from  the 28th of February to the 11th of May 2019.

Full press release below:

Letitia Gallery is pleased to announce Over, Through and Around, an exhibition of new work by Omani artist Rahika Khimji. Working from her studio in London, Khimji employs a collaged approach to image- and installation- making. Her layered works are built up architecturally, encompassing photo-transfer, painting and repetitive mark-making, simultaneously disguising and exposing materials and marks that have come before.

Over, Through and Around will feature a collection of new works on paper that incorporate knitting, a new material for the artist, as well as her signature gesture of using drawing implements to pierce the surface of the page, creating a track for embroidery. Khimji will also make a site-specific installation in the gallery in order to create spaces of representation for both the making and unraveling of identity.

Over, Through and Around highlights Khimji’s intimate portrayals of absent bodies, ambiguous landscapes, and the objects left behind within them – insisting on an unfixed reading of their subject matter in favor of subtle gestures of transformation.

 

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