Galleries - May 2021

Next month, June 2021, Galleries enters its 38th year of publication - originally in print and now singly digitally. Against a background of shifting technologies the reach has more arms than ever via desktops, tablets and smart phones. Each month Galleries brings new art information to buyers, collectors and followers of the market. Galleries remains the active place to browse and search for new show openings, events and fairs. Imagery is via social media and through the pages of this edition. GALLERIES on the COVER Rachid Koraïchi from the series Lachrymatoires Bleues - Blue Lachrymatory Vases, 2020. Ceramic with cobalt oxide glaze October Gallery until 12 June Tears that Taste of the Sea, an exhibition of new works by Rachid Koraïchi, opened at October Gallery in April. The exhibition presents a select sampling of Koraïchi’s works in different media created during this past year of global crisis, and includes seven blue and white ceramic vases from the Lachrymatoires Bleues series, three sets of seven paintings from the Handkerchiefs of Hope series, three large steel sculptures representing vigilant guardian figures and one large get in touch. . . •want to list or advertise with Galleries online? etching, Le Jardin d’Afrique. In formal terms, the diverse works are linked together by the figures, glyphs and symbols of Koraïchi’s signature style of hand-drawn characters. Thematically speaking, they are related by their emphasis on the innumerable tears shed mourning the loss of loved ones, for reasons of displacement, migration and disaster, or the harrowing effects of the present pandemic. This exhibition marks the first time these four elements of The Garden of Africa, Koraïchi's significant new project to create a cemetery in Southern Tunisia for the many migrants drowned while crossing the Mediterranean in search of a better life, are displayed together.