Description of Work
Adnan Charara is a Lebanese-American artist who has lived and worked in the U.S. since 1982. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. With an unquenchable thirst to create since he was a child, Charara drew, painted, sculpted and assembled his way from Seattle to Boston to Detroit, where he currently makes his artistic home. Adnan works in multiple mediums with several ideas at a time, treating his studio practice like a detail-oriented factory. His hard-working dedication is masked by his whimsical and humorous treatment of serious subjects.
Charara states that he makes art to “encourage critical investigations of oneself and the world” and that humor is a tool that allows him to present “existential motifs” in simplified form. This exhibition “Constructs (Noun)” expresses “the constructs around us and propose possibilities of new ones. Immigration and globalization have made identity and culture a vast new frontier to be explored, to play with and embody and grow together with. Art gives a vehicle to boundless expressions of the visions we see on the surface and the realities just underneath. Revising, rebuilding, reconstructing the narrative that surrounds the human condition, using all the scraps of artists, dreamers, rulers, warriors, oppressors, the oppressed; art molds and frames the future.”
Appetizers and beverages served in the Building 18 Lobby.
Wednesday, September 27th
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Building 18 Lobby
Open to the public