From 7 January to 19 February 2016 - Espace Claude Lemand
CHOUKINI, Edith Small Flower.
Edith Small Flower, 2000. Wangue, 122 x 36 x 16 cm. This piece is unique. Donation Claude & France Lemand. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Chaouki Choukini. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.
The bewildering, yet simple, works display formal organization and rely on the effects of light on hollowed, carved, broken and polished wood. Choukini punctures wood with window-like openings, giving the impression that light pierces the work. Always imposing and sophisticated, his sculptures contrast the soft curves of polished wood with the dangerous cracks and crevasses within relief labyrinths.
(Art from Lebanon. Published by Nour Salamé Abillamma, Beirut, 2012).