Kevork Mourad's spring opening at Gallery Z
Published: Saturday March 03, 2012
Providence - "Spring", a solo exhibit by Kevork Mourad will run from March 1 to April 7.
"Spring" will be Gallery Z's 112th exhibit, and features paintings and black and white works on paper. This will be Kevork Mourad's 10th consecutive solo exhibit at Gallery Z. Kevork has been featured in group shows at the NYU Small Works Gallery in 2005 and 2007. His digital piece, The Map of Future Movements, toured as part of a group exhibition in Jerusalem and Ramallah, and was in the 2010 Liverpool Biennial. He has also had a solo exhibit at the JK Gallery in Los Angeles.
Mourad's work has also been exhibited in the courtyard Gallery in Dubai 2009 and 2010. Five of his pieces are in the permanent collection on the 70th floor of the Bourj Khalife in Dubai. He has had work auctioned twice at Christie's Dubai.
With his technique of spontaneous painting, where he shares the stage with musicians, Kevork uses harsh black lines and palettes of layered color to bring his paintings to life, moving in rhythm with his musical counterparts. He has collaborated with many world class musicians including Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh to American cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Kevork is also a member of the Silk Road Ensemble as a visual artist. He has performed at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Chelsea Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of Art, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Chess Festival of Mexico City, The Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art in Yerevan, Le Festival du Monde Arabe in Montreal, the Stillwater Festival, the Nara Museum in Japan, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Rubin Museum of Art, Harvard University, the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Central Park's Summerstage with the Silk Road Ensemble and Bobby McFerrin.
In 2010 and 2011, with actress/singer Anaïs Tekerian of Zulal, he co-produced and created two plays, Tangled Yarn and Waterlogged, which premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival and toured San Francisco and the Berkshires. His most recent show was in the Lincoln Center Atrium in NYC, with composer Ezequiel Viñao.
Kevork Mourad was born in 1970 in Syria and received his MFA from the Yerevan Institute of Fine Arts in Armenia in 1996. He currently lives and works in New York.
The opening reception will be held on the first Gallery Night of the 2012 season, Thursday, March 15th, from 5 to 9PM.
For more information visit: http://www.galleryzprov.com