Project Space / Lamya Gargash

Traces

April 30 – May 29, 2014

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    Lamya Gargash,Tangled, 2014, Chromogenic color print, 60 x 60 cm

  • LG_Al Madinah Car Park _2014_Chromogenic Color Print _60 X 60 Cm _650

    Lamya Gargash, Al Madinah Car Park, 2014, Chromogenic color print, 60 x 60 cm

  • LG_Abandoned Shell _Chromogenic Color Print _60 X 60 Cm

    Lamya Gargash, Abandoned Shell, Chromogenic Color Print, 60 x 60 cm

  • LG_After Lunch _Chromogenic Color Print _29.7 X 21 Cm

    Lamya Gargash, After Lunch, Chromogenic Color Print, 29.7 x 21 cm

  • LG_Chairs & Coffee Pot _Chromogenic Color Print _60 X 60 Cm

    Lamya Gargash, Chairs & Coffee Pot, Chromogenic Color Print, 60 x 60 cm

  • LG_Drapes _Chromogenic Color Print _60 X 60 Cm

    Lamya Gargash, Drapes, Chromogenic Color Print, 60 x 60 cm

  • LG_Farni _Chromogenic Color Print _21 X 29.7 Cm

    Lamya Gargash, Farni, Chromogenic Color Print, 21 x 29.7 cm

  • LG_Mickey _Chromogenic Color Print _60 X 60 Cm

    Lamya Gargash, Mickey, Chromogenic Color Print, 60 x 60 cm

  • LG_My Birthday _Chromogenic Color Print _29.7 X 21 Cm

    Lamya Gargash, My Birthday, Chromogenic Color Print, 29.7 x 21 cm

  • LG_National Day Sheila _Chromogenic Color Print _29.7 X 21 Cm

    Lamya Gargash, National Day Sheila, Chromogenic Color Print, 29.7 x 21 cm

  • LG_Regag & Gahwa _Chromogenic Color Print _21 X 29.7 Cm

    Lamya Gargash, Regag & Gahwa, Chromogenic Color Print, 21 x 29.7 cm

  • LG_Tailor _Chromogenic Color Print _29.7 X 21 Cm

    Lamya Gargash, Tailor, Chromogenic Color Print, 29.7 x 21 cm

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    Lamya Gargash, Traces, Installation View

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    Lamya Gargash, Traces, Installation View

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    Lamya Gargash, Traces, Installation View

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    Lamya Gargash, Traces, Installation View

Images

The Third Line is pleased to welcome back Lamya Gargash, who will be showing her new body of work in the gallery Project Space. Lamya’s recent photographs expand upon her interventions in internal and external living spaces, seeking human presence in otherwise empty compositions.

Lamya’s practice has been concerned with the extensive study of identity and perception, and often documenting forgotten spaces in public and private realms in Emirati society. Finding herself caught in the chaos of daily life and the demands of motherhood, as well as the loss of several deaths in the family in the last three years, Traces echoes her longing for silent, stationary moments. The images showcase the artist’s heightened sensitivity towards finding beauty in the mundane.

The exhibition consists of a selection of photographs taken at various points in time, celebrating the visibly banal. These are spaces that still show signs of someone having left a mark of their presence – in effect also highlighting their absence:  used plates after a family lunch, a stationery mickey mouse ride serenely staring off into nothingness, dirty drapes from Lamya’s now demolished house, and more.

As a photographer, Lamya finds that these poetic instances suggest moments of physical interaction of some sort and communicate our human-ness. They point towards the fragility of life, which strongly states the inevitability of mortality, and in the end the traces left behind are mere moments that will also fade with time.