Et al. presents
Rema Ghuloum

The Sun Appeared White and Without its Rays

September 29 - November 3, 2018

Opening reception: Saturday, September 29, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Et al. (Chinatown)


I'll be your mirror

Reflect what you are, in case you don't know

I'll be the wind, the rain and the sunset

The light on your door to show that you're home [1]

Paint as a fleshy thing to be embraced, abraded. We’re not sure the difference between a lyric and a poem besides the one being closer acquainted with music, but it’s to these we feel drawn when thinking about Rema Ghuloum’s work. They are pleasurable, expansive things, these paintings. Intimately scaled, but not necessarily so. It’s the just-so-ness of these pieces, exactly as they are, especially hung amidst their sisters, that is hard to place in language. Paintings that are glowing, alive.
There’s history in these surfaces, but also the joy of renewal.

[1] Nico, lyrics by Lou Reed,“I’ll Be Your Mirror”, Nico & The Velvet Underground

 Quiet Storm, 2018   mixed media, 17 x 11 inches 
 Premonition, 2018   mixed media, 13 x 17 inches 
 Break my Heart, 2018   mixed media, 15 x 12 inches 
 Last Flower, 2018   mixed media, 12 x 15 inches 
 Dream, 2018   mixed media, 16 x 12 inches 
 Rainbow Ghost, 2018   14 x 16 inches 
 Sunday Morning, 2018   mixed media, 16 x 12 inches 
 Night, 2018   mixed media, 13 x 17 inches 
 Last Rose, 2018   mixed media, 13 x 12 inches 
 Storm Cloud, 2018   mixed media, 16 x 14 inches 
 I Wish the Sun Rose for You, 2018   mixed media, 17 x 13 inches 
 New Moon, 2018   mixed media, 14 x 16 inches