Paintings and Drawings by Ibrahim Ali-Salaam, July 5-28, 2019

The Piano Craft Gallery welcomes you to an exciting exhibition of painting and drawing works by Ibrahim Ali-Salaam.

Show Dates: July 5th, 2019 - July 28th, 2019
Gallery Hours: Friday 6-8PM & Saturday 12:00-5:00PM

Opening Reception
Friday July 12th 
6-9PM

Join us!

“his hands would shape and mold me into all he knew I could be “
Charcoal on paper, 50”x28” (unframed) 2018
“his hands would shape and mold me into all he knew I could be “ Charcoal on paper, 50”x28” (unframed) 2018

About his work, Ibrahim Ali-Salaam states:

My inspiration comes mainly from the world I see around me. I love drawing or painting fleeting moments I either observe or capture on camera. My son, Joaquin, now 6, is a constant source of inspiration, as is the human body.  I find the stark charcoals of the American artist Robert Longo to be an inspiration as well. I love the way his figures seem to leap off the page, especially when the entire background is rendered in charcoal, leaving only the figures as the negative space.

I’ve used this technique on the my newest part of my “Body Parts” series, as I explore the mechanics and shape of the hand. This series is where I attempt to break various body parts down to their barest essentials while also capturing them accurately and expressively. Meditations on movement and how the hands arrange themselves in different positions has been a challenge but also very satisfying as a subject.

“Receiving “ oil on canvas, 60”x60” 2019
“Receiving “ oil on canvas, 60”x60” 2019
“The burning feeling in my shell, my body “ oil on wood panel, 20”x31”
“The burning feeling in my shell, my body “ oil on wood panel, 20”x31”

The Piano Craft Gallery advances the understanding of contemporary visual and performing arts in the community and promotes artistic purposes through exhibits, performances, lectures, meetings, and seminars in connection with matters of artistic concern.  The Piano Craft Gallery is an all volunteer-run non-profit community gallery space devoted to sharing artists’ work with the public.

The Piano Craft Gallery, dedicated to offering thought-provoking and engaging exhibitions, is a historic Boston landmark located at 793 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.pianocraftgallery.comwww.facebook.com/artpcgboston, or https://www.instagram.com/artpcgboston.

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