STORIES IN A SQUARE

Contact Jane Haw
June 2, 2014

(973) 684-5448
jhaw@pccc.edu

STORIES IN A SQUARE

MOHAMED KHALIL
AT PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART GALLERIES

Multicolor abstract painting
 
Untitled, mixed media on wood, 12” x 12”


The Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College is pleased to present STORIES IN A SQUARE, an exhibition of mixed-media paintings on wood by New Jersey artist, MOHAMED KHALIL.  Over fifty square-shaped artworks are on view in the Broadway & LRC Galleries at Passaic County Community College from June 6 through September 4, 2014, Broadway at Memorial Drive in downtown Paterson, New Jersey.  Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


A reception for the artist will be held in the Broadway Gallery, Thursday, June 19, 4:30 - 6:30. Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.


A prolific artist described as “an art machine,” Mohamed Khalil says, “I live and breathe art.” Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Khalil became an artist at an early age.  He was fascinated with the shapes and designs of objects he found and began to create art from found materials, such as rocks, wood, metal, computer parts, or anything that caught his eye.  The artist continues to use found objects as important components in his colorful mixed-media paintings, prints, assemblages and sculptures.  The various cultural themes in his artwork reflect his travels and experiences from living in other countries.  Stories in a Square feature a large body of work that demonstrates the artist’s extraordinary creativity and his obsession with making art.

 
Mohamed Khalil studied graphic design, printmaking and art history at Alexandria University and the Egyptian Academy of Art in Rome.  He has exhibited his art in Alexandria, Egypt; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Dubai; United Emirates; Rome; Paris and at various  venues in New Jersey.  In 2008, he was commissioned by Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. to create an ornament to represent the 8th Congressional District on the annual Christmas tree at the White House in Washington, D.C.  Khalil is currently Assistant Curator at the Paterson Museum.

 
For additional information, please contact Jane Haw, Gallery Curator, at (973) 684-5448 or visit our website at www.pccc.edu/art/gallery.  

 
The Passaic County Community College Art Galleries strive to maintain a barrier-free facility including complete access for patrons using wheelchairs. Large print materials, FM listening systems, select audio publications and Braille transcriptions are available on request.  Please contact (973) 684-6507 for availability.