"Lieu Commun" - Chaghig Aroumanian - Myriam Boulos - Elsie Haddad - Lara Tabet

July 13, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Collective - by Lara Tabet | Myriam Boulos
Galerie Janine Rubeiz

"Lieu Commun" - Chaghig Aroumanian - Myriam Boulos - Elsie Haddad - Lara Tabet

In a world where information has become a commodity while understanding remains scarce, four artists have come together to capture the distinctiveness in what is relatively defined as common. Collective Places merely represent mutuality and constantly scratch the surface of individualistic experiences. The lenses of the photographers capture multiplicity of emotions that are directly reflected on our perception. The array of photographs captures truth without expunging the room left for the mind's eye.

Sunflower fields timidly shy away from the light giving rays; abandoned landscapes squeal loneliness, as flocks of birds drift into integration. The photographs force you to reflect on your own sense of self, without failing to remember that the emotions that intrigue you are contrarily, personal and common simultaneously. The rest of the Photographs trap you in a series of repressed emotions, as you try to find the words to relate the experience any of the people photographed are undertaking. Passion, Loneliness, wondering of thoughts all fall under the umbrella of emotions these photographs reflect.

The photographs transform ordinary life experiences into lapses of time in your lifetime. Human experiences of intimate and formal relations connect the dots of what has been chosen to be common among each and every one of us. The work of the following artists reflects their ability to narrate in the absence of words the story behind their conceptual themes and relate them to your personal life.