Saturday, October 3, 2015
Join us for an artist talk and reception with Marie Khouri. This talk will take place in her studio that is attached to her home. The visit and reception will take place as part of the fall 2015 programming. The date will be added once confirmed with Marie.
About Marie Khouri:
Born in Egypt and raised in Lebanon, Vancouver-based sculptor Marie Khouri has developed a vast range of cultural and historical influences within her practice. With a childhood interrupted by the assassination of her father during the Lebanese Civil War, Khouri was relocated to Spain and Italy, finally settling in Paris where she was classically trained in sculpture at l’Ecole du Louver. Khouri’s work resides at the often-tenuous place between art and design, suggesting a lack of boundaries reminiscent of modernist thinking best epitomized by the Bauhaus School. Despite their formalist impulses, the sculptures she creates are not without feeling. Greatly influenced by Henry Moore’s idea of direct carving, Marie Khouri’s sculptures blend and extend metaphors of language, form and the body to propose an inextricable link – both political and personal – to a life deeply affected by the complex histories of the Middle East; and it is from these histories that her most evocative works emerge, rooted in a profound sense of dislocation and a search for a greater sense of place.