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Center for Design Presents: “Expressions” by Malak Morgan
March 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“EXPRESSIONS” by Malak Morgan on View at the Center for Design
AIA Members Preview, March 4, 5P
Opening Reception, March 4, 6 – 9P
Monday – Friday, 10A – 4P, or by appointment
March 4 – April 14, 2017
The AIA New Orleans will open an impressive exhibit featuring the work of local artist and architect Malak Morgan on March 4, on view until April 14. The paintings of “EXPRESSIONS” consist of sinuous curves, smooth surfaces, and colors that have an architectonic characteristic embodied in an array of colors and forms combined into mixed media drawings.
This body of work is based on the timeless elements of sea, sky, earth, and human life, integrating contradictory elements into a cohesive unified whole. The abstract paintings are influenced by formal principles which are used both literally and metaphorically as the vocabulary with which the compositions are developed. Each multi-layered rendering shares some details with other works. The overlap of elements enriches each individual expression and deepens the cohesion within each body of work.
Morgan is an Artist and practicing Architect, born and raised in Egypt, now living in New Orleans. As an Artist, she studied at the School of Fine Art in Cairo, Egypt for 3 years before beginning her studies in architecture at Cairo University. She started with oil painting portraits, and still life, as well as water color renderings and sculptural models of architectural design projects. In 2015, she enrolled at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts to pursue painting full time. Her abstract impressionist style employs mixed media, mainly acrylic, gold leaves, pigments, water color gouache, and collage.
Malak was the first practicing woman architect in Egypt. She was the architect of record for many private residences in Cairo, Egypt before coming to the US. She worked for major Architectural firms in New York City and Princeton, NJ, where she was responsible for architectural design and construction documentation on projects in the institutional, commercial/recreational, residential, and health fields. In 1993 she started Morgan Architecture, Inc., a small practice firm in Princeton, NJ with her husband Saad Morgan, an Artist and Interior Designer. Her latest project, St Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Holmdel, NJ, was completed in September 2016.
Interviews and hi-resolution photos are available upon request.
Joel Pominville, email@example.com, 504-525-8320
Malak Morgan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-575-3036
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