Lana Khayat’s solo exhibition, Conversation With The Wilderness in XVA Art Gallery Dubai till January 24th .
Iranart:by gallery's website, XVA Gallery is one of the leading galleries in the Middle East that specializes in contemporary art from the Arab world, Iran, and the Subcontinent.
Now XVA Gallery hosts Lana Khayat’s solo exhibition. This artworks brings the artists immense connection with nature to life. Through her artwork, Khayat depicts her conversations with nature, that she has found too personal to put into words, using the canvas as her way to reflect these dialogues. This exhibitions ‘bridges what is natural and what is constructed’, hoping to inspire individuals to discover deeper meaning in nature, where you can escape the mundane and find meaning in everything.
aving always believed that nature has music for those who are willing to lend an ear and as an introvert, Lana Khayat has found herself more fluent with nature rather than mankind. This features in her art as a free flowing journey of the conversations she had with the wilderness and trees. During these dialogues with nature, the artist realized that some learnings are too deep and personal to be put into words and this inspired the choice to use the canvas as her medium of expression. Depicting a mystical manifestation of these dialogues with nature, each tone and stroke overflows with meaning beyond human script or language.
Born and brought up in Beirut, Lebanon, Lana Khayat comes from a family of Artists. She is an undergraduate in Design from the American University of Beirut, and a Masters in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York where she also worked at the Guggenheim Museum.
Exhibitions focus on works by the region’s foremost artists as well as those emerging onto the scene. The gallery’s artists express their different cultural identities and perspectives while challenging the viewer to drop prejudices and borders.