Août Gallery presents its opening and online exhibit, Young Dreams. In commemoration of Beirut’s ravaged streets, particularly those of Gemmayzeh, the gallery will soon be opening its doors adding more hope, colors, creativity and inspiration to our lives.
In these uncertain times, the perseverance and growth of the art world is very much needed. Through its Young Dreams exhibition, the Gallery will feature international contemporary artists, a sigh of optimism for the art world and a stepping-stone towards better days.
After the insufferable tragedies and crises which Beirut and its people have faced, the exhibit aims to start a dialogue between the wounded city and the rest of the world, and provide the viewers a sense of respite and a time to breathe, never forgetting what happened. Août gallery is a tribute to home and loved ones lost, while also offering its audience a moment to contemplate and dream.
The featured works have a wide range of thematic, stylistic, and conceptual concerns. They include impressionistic, ekphrastic, collage based, and even abstract works of contemporary art. In these different modes we see moments of private intimacy, social friction as well as embodiments of anthropomorphic disorientation, and the simultaneous celebration and defacement of pop iconography.