As With All Warriors of Love

Rihab Essayh


McBride Contemporain is delighted to announce As With All Warriors of Love, a solo exhibition by multi-disciplinary artist Rihab Essayh. This presentation brings together works originally created for her master's exhibition presented at the Art Gallery of Guelph, as well as a series of new drawings. This body of artwork proposes not only her project, but the “art project” as such, as a form of loving communal support and intensive avenue of both expressing and receiving support and empathy. The actual and the mythic come together in her vision of an oasis, a place where we gather and shelter from the outside, but also come to grow, evolve and find ourselves. It is populated by her own friends, and suffused with a spirit she wants her audience to participate in as well as absorb, that of a deeply caring and supportive community of friendships.

The artist would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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