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FEATURING:

TOM LIEBER, SARAH MARLOWE HALL, RISK, LILA ROO, BRUNA STUDE, ROBERT VARGAS, BARBARA VAUGHN & MARK VAN WAGNER


Eti h a d Mo d e r n Ar t Ga l l e ry Bate e n Are a V i ll a 15 , Al Hu we l at St re et Abu Dh ab i , UA E Ph o n e : + 9 7 1 2 6 2 1 0 1 4 5 Em a i l : of f ice @ et i ha d mo dernart. co m P.O. Box 6 2 2 2 6 Abu Dh ab i , UA E

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FEATURED ARTISTS: To m Lieber, Sarah M ar lo w e H all , R I SK Lila Roo, Bruna Stud e , R o b e r t Var g as , Barbara Vaughn & M ar k Van Wag n e r

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EXIBITION DATE:

8 t h - 2 4 t h N ov 2 0 1 7

a t t he E t i ha d M oder n Ar t G a l l er y


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R I SK 9 B A R BA R A M A R K L I LA

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W A G N E R 11

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B RU N A

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VA U G H N 10

S T U D E 14


About Etihad Modern Art Gallery (EMAG) Etihad Modern Art Gallery (EMAG) is a multi-purpose art space and café in the heart of the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. The gallery is open to the public every day (excluding Fridays) from 10am to 10pm, with an open door and free admission policy. Beginnings The owner, H.E. Khaled Siddiq Al Mutawaa, envisioned a friendly and versatile art space, that is open to everyone, which encouraged the promotion, discussion and growing appreciation of the burgeoning Emirati art scene. Opening in 2013, EMAG organised significant art shows and local heritage exhibitions, creating bonds with the international art scene and academic institutions. We achieved this by inviting international artists to live, teach and create in the UAE, motivating local artists to showcase their work and hosting a wide range of parallel cultural activities like art workshops, poetry nights and music events. Now & Into the Future Now, EMAG has a new exhibition with a VIP opening every month and importantly, we have extended our connections with respected galleries and institutions in Europe. In December 2016, EMAG was the first ever privately-funded gallery from the UAE to host a large scale exhibition in Berlin, the art capital of Europe. The ‘Art Nomads: Made in Abu Dhabi’ exhibition announced the arrival of Emirati artists in the international art world with numerous excellent reviews in German and international media, including Harper’s Bazaar magazine. During 2017 / 2018, EMAG will continue the promotion of excellent Emirati and UAE-based international artists with a presence in celebrated Art Fairs around the world. The planned 2017 season of exhibitions will see an even more diverse and prestigious display of new and exciting artists from around the globe and continued international publicity for UAE culture. Our Goal The goal of EMAG is a continuous progression of the art scene in Abu Dhabi, as well as promoting Emirati traditions, culture and art to a wider global audience. We aim to open a dialogue with the public and introduce new cultural concepts, whilst promoting the environmentally-conscious vision of our founder, H.E. Khaled Siddiq Al Mutawaa.

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TO M

LI E B E R

The initiator of the group show, Tom Lieber is an internationally recognised abstract painter, who shares his time between Los Angeles (CA) and Kauai (Hawaii). After graduating at the University of Illinois in 1974, Lieber moved to San Francisco to throw himself into exploring the scene of Bay Area painting. In 1982, he was selected for the Emerging American Artists’ exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum (NY), before joining the John Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco. Having exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, his work is included in prominent collections, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim Museum, SFMoMA, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and the Tate Modern, London among others.

Black Falcon Oil on canvas 183 x 121 cm

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White Drop Oil on canvas 183 x 121 cm


Ora n ge Fa lco n

Ta n New Spro u t

Oil on canvas 183 x 121 cm

Oil on canvas 183 x 121 cm

Untitled 1 Oil on canvas 28 x 36 cm

Untitled 2 Oil on canvas 28 x 36 cm Li me Veil

Oil on canvas | 60 x 122 cm 7


S A R A H M A R LO W E HA LL

Sara Marlowe Hall graduated with BA Honours in fine art from Camberwell College of Arts in 2013, with a year studying at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany. Born in LA, she moved to London to study and now divides her work between the two cities. She has exhibited in LA, Leipzig and London.

La nd, 2 015 Natural pigment, matt medium on canvas 117 x 155 cm

Dusk , 2015

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Natural pigment matt medium on canvas 104 x 109 cm

C i t ys c a p e , 2 0 1 5

Natural pigment matt medium on canvas 119 x 117 cm


St ay Go l d - Go Kar t

St ay Go ld - Sk ate b o a rd

Empty cans 148 x 146 x 97 cm

Skateboard & empty spray cans 91 x 14 x 29 cm

Stay Go ld - Neo n

Neon, aerosol, kandy car paint and crashed abalone can 122 x 92 x 4 cm

RISK Legendary graffiti artist RISK - born Kelly Graval - started his career as an illegal graffiti artist. He brought the typical New York style to the west coast, combining the look with his idiosyncratic colourful palette, inspired by the Californian surf and skate culture. Having come a long way since his roots as an illegal graffiti artist, RISK has exhibited in a series of galleries and later opened his own exhibition space Buckshot Gallery, with the aim of providing a free and inspiring space for emerging talent. 9


BARB A R A

VA U G H N

Barbara Vaughn is a fine-art photographer based in New York City and San Francisco. She is represented by several galleries and has exhibited her work across the U.S. since 2000. Her photographs displayed at Etihad Modern Art Gallery show fleeting reflections on moving water. While the images are un-retouched and representational, they are rendered abstract by the water’s undulation, engaging the imagination of the viewer. The distinctive shapes created by this distortion evoke the works of avant-garde abstract painters such as Kandinsky and Joan Miró. Her earlier portraits of celebrities, businessmen, and artists has been published in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Paris Match, Art in America, Allure, and Time magazines, in addition to several books.

Afirim e ni, 2 0 1 2

Provo li-Leva n da , 2015

Archival pigment print 152 x 101 cm | 170 x 119 cm framed

Archival pigment print 117 x 112 cm | 132 x 123 cm framed (with Optium non-reflective plexi)

Sy nthesi II, 2015 Archival pigment print 112 x 112 cm | 127 x 127 cm framed 10

Pets eta , 2014 Archival pigment print 122 x 101 cm | 137 x 116 cm framed


MA RK

VA N

WAG N ER

A graduate of the School of the Arts Chicago, Mark Van Wagner has participated in a number of exhibitions from New York through Chicago to Kauai (Hawaii) in prominent galleries, such as Sotheby’s International. Wagner uses natural and pigmented sand to construct his pieces that resemble architectonic elements and signs. They almost appear to be monolithic monitors infused with waves created by the shapes and the movement of sand.

Unt i t l e d 0 2

Untitled 03

Natural and Pigmented Sand, Debris, Polymer Glues and Gesso on Canvas 91 x 91 cm

Natural and Pigmented Sand, Debris, Polymer Glues and Gesso on Canvas 76 x 61 cm

Ro cko , 2016 Natural and Pigmented Sand, Debris, Polymer Glues and Gesso on Canvas 76 x 61 cm 11


UDJAT

ONYX II

COBRA

Plastic Sculpture 170 x 280 cm

Plastic Sculpture 185 x 38 cm

Plastic Sculpture 165 x 36 cm

L IL A

R O O

Lila Roo, a modern day nomad, lives and travels throughout the globe. She incorporates her journey into her oeuvre by working intimately with people and places to createportraits, performance art and installations that are transformative and empowering. She creates her pieces made from refuse material, mainly plastic waste, the most ubiquitous resource in the world today. The hand-collected plastic strips are braided into ropes and brought to life as building blocks of installations set in real life communities that she encounters. Roo approaches art as a ritual act, which she uses as a means of engaging people and environments, while connecting them through universal visual symbols.

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RA Plastic Sculpture 207 x 57 cm

QUEEN Plastic Sculpture 207 x 45 cm

ONYX Plastic Sculpture 200 x 40 cm

UTO Plastic Sculpture 165 x 36 cm

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BRU N A

ST U D E

Bruna Stude graduated from the Law University in Split, Croatia, before leaving her home country in 1987 to pursue a life at sea. Besides numerous shows in Kauai (Hawaii), Bruna has exhibited in Santa Monica (CA), Sarasote (FL) and Paris (France). Her works can be found in public and private collections from Hawaii to Paris. Strude has been photographing the Ocean for over twenty years. While her earlier work depicted sea creatures and an abundance of natural phenomena, her latest images mirror the empty ocean, reflecting the effects of human civilisation. She believes that “the awareness of the absence of something affects us more than its presence�. Loosely inspired by Chinese calligraphy, Strude depicts the void left after a once immeasurably richer ocean life.

Sq u i d In k | Suite Em pt y Oce a n 2 0 1 6 - 2 0 1 7 No .3 , 2017 UW photograph, inverted platinum/ palladium, lime juice on 65 gsm Haini Kozo 152 x 102 cm | 178 x 102 cm framed Sq ui d Ink | Sui te Empty Ocean 2016- 2017 No .4, 2017 UW photograph, inverted platinum/ palladium, lime juice on 65 gsm Haini Kozo 152 x 102 cm | 178 x 102 cm framed Squ id In k | Su ite Em pty Ocea n 2016-2017 No .5, 2017 UW photograph, inverted platinum/ palladium, lime juice on 65 gsm Haini Kozo 152 x 102 cm | 178 x 102 cm framed 14


Oc to p us Ink | Su ite Empty Ocean

Octo pu s In k | Su ite Em pty Ocea n

2 0 1 7 No . I V, 2 0 1 6

2017 No . II, 2016

UW photograph, inverted platinum/palladium, lime juice on 65 gsm Haini Kozo 163 x 102 cm | 183 x 102 cm framed

UW photograph, inverted platinum/palladium, lime juice on 65 gsm Haini Kozo 163 x 102 cm | 183 x 102 cm framed

Sq uid Ink | Su ite Empty Ocean

Octo pu s In k | Su ite Em pty Ocea n

2 0 1 6 -2 0 1 7 No .2 , 2017

2017 No . V, 2016

UW photograph, inverted platinum/palladium, lime juice on 65 gsm Haini Kozo 152 x 102 cm | 178 x 102 cm framed

UW photograph, inverted platinum/palladium, lime juice on 65 gsm Haini Kozo 163 x 102 cm | 183 x 102 cm framed 15


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