Art on 56th has the pleasure to invite you to the exhibition of Edward Shahda's "Icarus."

About the exhibit and artist:
One day I shall become a bird, and rest my being from my non-being. The longer my wings will burn, the closer. I will come to the truth and rise from the ashes. Those were Mahmoud Darwish's words from his great poem "Mural." Icarus, who soared into the sky with his wings of freedom, escaped the cruelty of Minos the tyrant. While refusing to fly at a height between the sea and the sun, he rushed towards the sun of truth, which burned his wings.

Born in 1952, Edward Shahda is a contemporary Syrian painter and sculptor. He began his creative journey in 1968 at the Suheil Ahdab Center in Hama before joining the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus (1991-1992). He then pursued a residence at the Anatoli Klankov Atelier in Russia.

As early as 1980, his work has been showcased at numerous regional and international solo and group exhibitions, including in Russia, Lebanon, Egypt, Dubai, Turkey, USA, Canada, France, Switzerland, England and China. Recent exhibitions include the Biennale in China in 2005 and 2008, as well as The Institute of The Arab World exhibition in Paris in 2008.

Please Note: On Saturdays, the gallery opens from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

'Icarus' by Edward Shahda

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