Exhibition Dates: 21 November 2019 – 7 January 2020
XVA Gallery is pleased to present Poetic Inspirations, an exhibition of work on paper by Beirut based artist Mona Saudi. The exhibition will focus on works from the Petra Tablets series and the Homage to Mamoud Darwish series.
Please join XVA and artist Mona Saudi for the opening from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday, the 21st November, and for a book signing with Mona Saudi of Homage To Mahmoud Darwish, Artworks by: Mona Saudi & Dia Batal on Sunday the 24th November, from 4 – 6 pm.
My Poetic Inspirations
My entire body of work emerges from a poetic memory, and from my deep feeling of belonging to our Mother / Earth. These two facts have shaped my life, for at least 55 years of creativity.
For this exhibition at XVA Gallery, I made the decision to display works on paper in different mediums, no sculptures in marble or stone, as in reality my drawing are sculptural, without being projects for sculpture.
This exhibition includes works dated between 1970 and 1999, when I decided just to concentrate on creating sculpture. Lately I started opening closed drawers and files to bring my drawings again to life.
Works included in this exhibition are either inspired by certain poets, such as Adonis, M. Darwish, Saint-John Perse, and the invisible cities of Italo Calvino, and other works that express general poetic dimension that glorify our Mother / Earth, life vibrations and the mystery of creation.
Mona Saudi, November 2019