Medium: Mixed media on paper
Size: 38 x 28 cm
Dualities of light and shadow, mass and void, strength and sensitivity-- Palestinian-American artist, Nabila Hilmi, weaves these themes together through the relationship of line, form, and color, portraying oppositions as they intersect in both space and time. Educated in fine arts at Beirut University (1983), her aesthetic expression explores the surreality of dream, illusion, and life going on. Through abstract collages of moods, atmospheres, and transparent depths of individual and collective being, Hilmi invites the viewer to reflect upon his/her own reality. Her work conveys the feeling of motion and the motion of feeling, as each of us is caught in the swirl of ever-changing times. Her reconciliation of life's competing dualities is both monumental and fresh.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Cerif Fine Art Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia, 1989; Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC, 1988; and Banouche Art Gallery, Bahrain, 1978.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan, 1992; Galleria Civica D'Arte Contemporanea, Marsala, Italy, 1991; Alif Gallery, Washington, DC, 1991; Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC, 1991; The Spanish Cultural Center, Amman, Jordan, 1990; Royal Cultural Center, Amman, Jordan, 1989; Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, Amman, Jordan, 1988, '90, and '91; Baltimore Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, 1987, and '88; and The Canal Room, Washington, DC, 1987.