Isaac Blease, Dexter Davey, Sumiah Salloum, and Asiya Al Sharabi

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UntitledBeirut Art Residency

Isaac Blease's project comprised of photographs and micro videos taken in Charmland, an abandoned country club in the hills of Lebanon.

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Since its closure in 2006, following Lebanon's conflict with Israel, Charmland has become inhabited by migrant workers, refugees, skateboarders and a garbage municipality.

Charlmand seriesBeirut Art Residency

Isaac’s work shows an alternative and diverse space, with multiple uses and users, forming an undercurrent of coexistence.

UntitledBeirut Art Residency

At Open Studios Dexter Davey exhibited the piece 'Bearing West 4 Eva', a semi-interactive moving image work that depicts a skateboarder forever rolling toward an eternally setting sun.

back view of woman on chairBeirut Art Residency

Yemeni artist Asiya Al Sharabi started her career as a photojournalist then shifted to the art scene to capture the detailed and descriptive.

PhobiaBeirut Art Residency

She faced many challenges during her career as a photographer, but she has also turned her lens to art photography in an effort to capture the energy and personality of Arab women.

photograph of feet seriesBeirut Art Residency

When she encountered women in the Bekaa valley that refused to be photographed, Asiya moved the lens of her camera to capture their feet instead.

Negative photograph of feetBeirut Art Residency

She uses a self developed technique that expresses and focuses not only on aesthetics, but also on the underlying struggles of women around the world.

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