Born in Beirut in 1925, Etel Adnan is a painter, essayist, and poet. Since the 1960s, she has been known for her influential writing, particularly the award-winning 1978 novel Sitt Marie Rose. In recent years, Adnan's work as a visual artist has been the subject of increased attention, with her astute use of colour and compelling semi-abstract forms being taken up widely. For her first solo exhibition in Canada, Adnan will present a series of recent works at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, including a selection of paintings, alongside prints, leporelli, tapestries, and film. Read together, these works demonstrate the rich breadth of this extraordinary artist's practice and her career-long meditation on landscapes and the natural world.
Free guided tours:
Saturday 4 February 2017, 2:00 pm
Saturday 4 March 2017, 2:00 pm