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Hala Schoukair

Grains of Light








Hala Schoukair (b.1957)


….”It is the movement of an ant on some dirt, a small movement, followed by another, carrying cautiously, arduously, with total commitment, the sliver of a seed. It is the silence between two sounds, the mechanics of the legs of a fly”.


This is how it all starts, exactly at the end.
The urgency to tell, when you feel the cliff is near.
In front of the abyss all becomes clear.
Small seeds grow inside me; each has its beauty and later dies, random thoughts of no relevance.
Thoughts, centuries old, new, recycled, continuous, they complement, contradict each other and leave. Filling me with truth until I am empty again.
With a commitment to the ordinary, the quotidian collection of small emotions, I am a gatherer, a tranquil activity linking me to my prehistoric female ancestor.
It is the movement of an ant on some dirt, a small movement, followed by another, carrying cautiously, arduously, with total commitment, the sliver of a seed. It is the silence between two sounds, the mechanics of the legs of a fly.



Hala Schoukair was born in 1957 in Beirut, Lebanon. She received a master’s degree in Cinematographic Studies from the Sorbonne University, Paris, in 1981. She returned to Beirut in 1983, where she worked in film production and window dressing. Hala moved to the United States in 1987 and had a number of solo/group art exhibitions, including in New York, where she still lives. She is the president of the Saloua Raouda Choucair Foundation.






Acrylic on board, 38.5x76cm, 2013. ref# hs11






Acrylic on carton, 20x20cm, 2013. ref# hs01






Acrylic on carton, 20x20cm, 2013. ref# hs02






Acrylic on carton, 31x23cm, 2013. ref# hs03





Acrylic on canvas, 61x76cm, 2013. ref# hs25






Acrylic on carton, 15x15cm, 2013. ref# hs23






Acrylic on carton, 18x12cm, 2013. ref# hs05






Acrylic on carton, 20x20cm, 2013. ref# hs06






Acrylic on canvas, 61x76cm, 2013. ref# hs27






Acrylic on carton, 72x53cm, 2013. ref# hs24






Acrylic on carton, 12x12cm, 2013. ref# hs07






Acrylic on carton, 15x15cm, 2013. ref# hs22






Acrylic on carton, 12x12cm, 2013. ref# hs08






Acrylic on carton, 12x12cm, 2013. ref# hs09






Acrylic on canvas, 76x61cm, 2013. ref# hs26






Acrylic on carton, 20x20cm, 2013. ref# hs02






Acrylic on carton, 41x31cm, 2013. ref# hs18




 
18 November- 6 December , 2014
   
   

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