Homeland InSecurity at Greenwich Academy

{ Through Friday, December 15th } Syrian-born Mohamad Hafez exhibits introspective work in Greenwich, CT.

Mohamad Hafez examines a particularly sobering kind of dislocation. The Syrian-born artist and architect lives in New Haven, Connecticut, and makes work that reckons with the destruction wrought on his homeland by the Syrian war. HOMELAND inSecurity, his latest exhibition, will be on view at Greenwich Academy’s Luchsinger Gallery in the campus’ Wallace Performing Arts Center from Sunday, October 15th through Friday, December 15th.

Hafez makes work from found objects, paint, and scrap metal, crafting visually and politically evocative sculptures. Per his artist statement: “In deliberate contrast to the violence of war, his art imbues a subtle hopefulness through its deliberate incorporation of verses from the Holy Quran. At the core of Hafez’s work, the verses offer a distinct contrast between the stark pessimistic reality of destruction and the optimistic hope of a bright future. Scenes reiterate narratives from the Qur’an to affirm that, even during the darkest of times, patience is necessary for the blossoming of life and that, eventually, justice will prevail.”

Mohamad Hafez: Homeland InSecurity
Luchsinger Gallery at Wallace Performing Arts Center
Greenwich Academy
200 North Maple Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut
Sunday, October 15 through Friday December 15
Free and open to the public
Image courtesy of the artist
Nathan FrontieroHomeland InSecurity at Greenwich Academy