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Anas Albraehe’s Work In Benefit Auction

Anas Albraehe, Untitled, 2021, Oil on canvas, 39 1/2″ x 47″

The Lebanese American University in collaboration with Artscoops is thrilled to announce the launch of a benefit online art auction, titled Art to Learn, Art to Live, that will run from September 7 to 12, 2022.

This auction will feature a wide range of works by notable artists from Lebanon working with various media, and spans everything from inventive abstract work and thought-provoking portraits to photography and design.

Lebanon has been dealt a heavy blow by a series of events including the 2020 port explosion and the worsening financial crisis. In spite of this, Lebanon’s long tradition of excellence in the fine arts continues today in its vibrant contemporary art scene.

Art to Learn, Art to Live has taken flight thanks to the generous donations from artists trying to help their home country. All proceeds from this auction will support student financial aid and cancer care at Lebanese American University.

Anas Albraehe’s 2021 work Untitled (pictured above) will be on view and available through the auction.

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Tribeca Citizen Shares Anita Rogers Gallery

Anas Albraehe: The Dreamer at Anita Rogers Gallery, 494 Greenwich Street

Anita Rogers Gallery just moved (in February) from Soho to a new space at 494 Greenwich, just north of Canal, so adding them in here as a new kid so we can track the expanding Tribeca Gallery District.

The gallery opened in 2016 on Mercer Street in a second floor space, then to a ground floor location on Greene Street. And while they loved that location, there was permanent scaffolding on the storefront and it became too much. “We are thrilled with our new space and location,” said gallery director Elizabeth Thompson. (She thought the space must have been a fitness studio before they moved in; years ago it was the Boris Bidjan Saberi boutique.)

Rogers is the daughter of British artist Jack Martin Rogers and is a classically trained opera singer, harpist and guitar player; as a result the gallery does a lot of music events and an annual Greek celebration, with live Greek music, food and dancing. (Rogers was raised in Greece.)

The current show — up till August 27 — is work by a young Syrian painter, Anas Albraehe, titled The Dreamer.

Anita Rogers Gallery
494 Greenwich
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm

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Middle East Institute at Columbia University Shares Anas Albraehe’s Solo Exhibition

Anita Rogers Gallery is thrilled to present The Dreamer, a solo exhibition of work by Syrian painter Anas Albraehe.

The exhibition will be on view June 29 through August 27 at 494 Greenwich Street, Ground Floor in New York City.

The gallery will welcome visitors on the evening of Wednesday, June 29, 6-8pm for a reception.

You can read the poem that accompanies the exhibition here.

Albraehe paints expressive portraits of men asleep – these are laborers and refugees enjoying a brief respite from the day to day. There is a historical precedent for painting sleeping figures – and men in particular (vs the ubiquitous reclining female nude) – artists from Goya to Bacon to Van Gogh have broached the topic. Born in Syria in 1991, Albraehe is a multidisciplinary artist focused on painting and theatre. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Painting and Drawing from Damascus University of Fine Arts in Syria in 2014. After the beginning of the war in Syria, he moved to Lebanon where he obtained a Master’s degree in Psychology and Art Therapy from the Lebanese University in 2015. His recent work combines his interests in the fields of art and psychology to produce a portrait that explores the psychology of color and the gaze of the Other. Albraehe has had solo exhibitions in Paris, Jordan, Beirut, and participated in group exhibitions worldwide. The artist’s work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of the Arab World in Paris (IMA) and he is a member of the French Artists Syndicate. He now lives and works in Beirut.

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Jan Cunningham in ‘150 Years of Women at Yale’

Work by Jan Cunningham is currently on view in the exhibition ‘On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale’ at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven on view September 10, 2021 – January 9, 2022.

On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale showcases and celebrates the remarkable achievements of an impressive roster of women artists who have graduated from Yale University. Presented on the occasion of two major milestones—the 50th anniversary of coeducation at Yale College and the 150th anniversary of the first women students at the University, who came to study at the Yale School of the Fine Arts when it opened in 1869—the exhibition features works drawn entirely from the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery that span a variety of media, such as paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, and video.

The title of the exhibition references the phrase used in the landmark 1972 US federal law Title IX – which declared that no one could be discriminated against “on the basis of sex” in any education program receiving federal financial assistance, and which forced the School of Art to hire full-time female faculty beginning that year. Amid the rise of feminist movements – from women’s suffrage at the turn of the 20th century, to the ERA movement of the mid-20th century, to the #MeToo movement of today – this exhibition asserts the crucial role that women have played in pushing creative boundaries at Yale, and in the art world at large.

The Gallery is open Friday 5 pm – 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. You may reserve your ticket for the day: https://artgallery.yale.edu/hours-and-directions.

Pictured above: Jan Cunningham, Via Flavia Gioia, Priano, Italy 11 November 2012. On view in On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale.

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