Exhibitions | In Waiting

In Waiting
March 2017

Walaa Dakak’s solo exhibition, IN WAITING, displayed a series of profound works of art, representing life and the act of waiting and longing that humans undergo throughout their lifetimes as time passes.

Dakak depicts the passage of time through rain and raindrops as he proclaims rain as the oldest symbol of waiting - a rather age-old Arab tradition as rainfall is scarce in the Middle East and considered a blessing. He paints the moment rain touches the earth, which is a symbol of the start of life. He paints raindrops suspended in space and time, questioning its aftermath. His paintings from this series often include large clouds of fog suspended within the canvas.  Dakak’s art is filled with a sensitivity to the world around him, and the human condition, as he is readily able to connect with his audience through a universal truth: the passage of time.

Artist Statement On the Exhibition

"All is in Suspension…
Matter, Dreams, thoughts, even us, humans….
Their apparent connection is but an elusive stability
Always going in circles as if a matter of fate.
Situations continually await others, we live in a state of anticipation…be it our hope to live or expectation of relief.
The problem lies in their perpetual continuity…all that happens is a delusion.
When I draw time, I draw it through rain being the oldest symbol of waiting in old methodologies. I hold the moment where a drop of rain joins the earth, in an instant of birth, or a crush, to manifest in ripples of repetition.
At the top, fog hangs aloof yet present, releasing drops of rain towards earth examining its fate in silence.

I paint rain drops hanging in mid-air to fathom its aftermath, not apprehending which is truth and which is reality."

Walaa Dakak
 

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Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 80x80 cm | 122-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 70x50 cm | 132-NC8-2018
Hani Zurob | ZeftLand #5 Details | 2018 | Tar, Pigments & Mixed Media | Canvas | 115x200 cm | 217-HZ11-2018
Hani Zurob | ZeftLand #5 Details | 2018 | Tar, Pigments & Mixed Media | Canvas | 115x200 cm | 216-HZ11-2018
Nazar Yahya | Knight on Sawhorse | 2018 | Acrylic | Canvas | 198x198 cm | 209-NY6-2018
Nazar Yahya | Birds | 2018 | Acrylic | Canvas | 163x90 cm | 207-NY6-2018
Nazar Yahya | Inheritance | 2018 | Acrylic | Canvas | 163x90 cm | 206-NY6-2018
Nazar Yahya | Inheritance | 2016 | Bronze | 84x73x22 cm | ED.2/3 | 205-NY6-2016
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2010 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 204-AD10-2010
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 203-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 202-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 201-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 200-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2013 | Water Colour | Paper | 15x11 cm | 199-AD10-2013
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2013 | Water Colour | Paper | 15x11 cm | 198-AD10-2013
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2013 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 197-AD10-2013
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2013 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 196-AD10-2013
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2013 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 195-AD10-2013
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2014 | Water Colour | Paper | 17x14 cm | 194-AD10-2014
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2014 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 193-AD10-2014
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2014 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 192-AD10-2014
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2016 | Water Colour | Paper | 17x14 cm | 191-AD10-2016
Sinan Hussein | Waiting | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x290 cm | 190-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Agreeing & Disagreeing | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x130 cm | 183-SH4-2016
Dia Al-Azzawi | Handallah | 2011 | Bronze | 29x17x10 cm | ED.4/9 | 182-DA1-2011
Dia Al-Azzawi | Colorful Bird #1 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 58x30x21 cm | 181-DA1-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x120 cm | 180-BH3-2013
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 50x35 cm | 178-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 50x35 cm | 177-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 176-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 175-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 174-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 173-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 172-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 171-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 170-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 169-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 168-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 167-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 166-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 165-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 164-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 163-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 162-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 161-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 160-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 159-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 158-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 131-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 70x50 cm | 130-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 129-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 128-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 127-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 126-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 125-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 123-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 121-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 120-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 119-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 118-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x29 cm | 117-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x29 cm | 116-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x29 cm | 115-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x29 cm | 114-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 113-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 112-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 111-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 110-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 109-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 108-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 45x33 cm | 107-NC8-2018
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2009 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 17-WD2-2009
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm | 41-WM5-2016
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm | 21-WM5-2014
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Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 18-WD2-2010
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2015 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 16-WD2-2015
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm | 42-WM5-2014
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 100x100 cm | 51-WM5-2014
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 150x150 cm | 38-WD2-2010
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm | 45-WM5-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 39-WD2-2010
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm | 23-WM5-2014
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 19-WD2-2010
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm | 22-WM5-2014
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 170x140 cm | 20-WM5-2014
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 81x100 cm | 44-WM5-2016
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2005 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x97 cm | 43-WM5-2005
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 106-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 50x65 cm | 105-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 50x65 cm | 104-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 46x61 cm | 103-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 102-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 101-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 100-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 99-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 98-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 97-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 96-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 24x32 cm | 95-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 24x32 cm | 94-WD2-2016
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 200x170 cm | 90-BH3-2016
Dia Al-Azzawi | Desert Rose #4 | 2012 | Colored Aluminum | 95x86x54 cm | ED.2 of 3 | 88-DA1-2012
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 40-WD2-2010
Nazar Yahya | Revealing | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 188x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 87-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Hiding | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 188x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 86-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Seat 2 (The Head) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 85-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Seat 1 (The Arms) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 84-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Seat 3 (Ecstasy) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 83-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | The Dilemma | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 111.5x95 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 82-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | He Is The Truth | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 111.5x92.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 81-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Ascension | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 115.5x183 cm | 80-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Incarnation And Union | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 61.5x137.5 cm | 79-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Magic Cane | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 61.5x127.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 78-NY6-2013
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 200x170 cm | 77-BH3-2016
Sinan Hussein | Legitimate Relation | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 120x150 cm | 76-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x190 cm | 75-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 120x150 cm | 74-SH4-2013
Sinan Hussein | Fishing For Kindness | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x190 cm | 73-SH4-2015
Sinan Hussein | Just A Dream | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm | 72-SH4-2014
Dia Al-Azzawi | Desert Rose #4 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 40x34x35 cm | 71-DA1-2013
Dia Al-Azzawi | Totem #1 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 135x120x40 cm | 70-DA1-2017
Dia Al-Azzawi | Mural For Silent Music | 2014 | Polyester Resin | 200x300 cm | ED.1/3 | 69-DA1-2014
Dia Al-Azzawi | Imaginary Temple | 2017 | Stainless Steel | 60x45x20 cm | 68-DA1-2017
Dia Al-Azzawi | Golden Altar | 2017 | Polyester Resin | Canvas | 44x35x19 cm | 67-DA1-2017
Dia Al-Azzawi | Desert Rose #7 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 78x53x35 cm | 66-DA1-2013
Dia Al-Azzawi | Desert Rose #1 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 80x48x40 cm | 65-DA1-2013
Dia Al-Azzawi | Colorful Bird #2 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 60x42x12 cm | 64-DA1-2017
Dia Al-Azzawi | Butterfly | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 44x35x19 cm | 63-DA1-2017
Sinan Hussein | Selfie II | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x120 cm | 62-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Right Path 3 | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x120 cm | 61-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Issa | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x130 cm | 60-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | In Agreement | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x130 cm | 59-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Worrier | 2016 | Acrylic | Canvas | 147x80 cm | 58-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x105 cm | 57-SH4-2015
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x135 cm | 56-SH4-2015
Sinan Hussein | Waiting II | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x290 cm | 55-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Waiting | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x190 cm | 54-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Icon | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 50x50 cm | 53-SH4-2013
Sinan Hussein | Icon 2 | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 50x50 cm | 52-SH4-2013
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm | 50-WM5-2014
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 50x65 cm | 49-WM5-2016
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 32.5x50 cm | 48-WM5-2016
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 32.5x25 cm | 47-WM5-2016
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 50x65 cm | 46-WM5-2016
Nazar Yahya | Plant 1-2 | 2013 | Giclee Print | Paper | 61.5x121.5 cm | 37-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Allah | 2013 | Giclee Print | Paper | 61.5x116.5 cm | 36-NY6-2013
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm | 35-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm | 34-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm | 33-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm | 32-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm | 31-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm | 30-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm | 29-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm | 28-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Human Beings | 2017 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 160x250 cm | 26-BH3-2017
Sinan Hussein | Tourists | 2009 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 60x60 cm | 15-SH4-2009
Sinan Hussein | Living In Time | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 65x65 cm | 14-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Selfi I | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm | 13-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Isolation Legitmacy | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm | 12-SH4-2014
Dia Al-Azzawi | Handallah: Good Morning Beirut | 2016 | Polyester Resin | 47x49x35 cm | 8-DA1-2016
Dia Al-Azzawi | Desert Rose No.5 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 68x56x48 cm | 7-DA1-2013
Dia Al-Azzawi | Colorful Bird No.1 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 58x30x21 cm | 5-DA1-2017
Dia Al-Azzawi | Desert Rose No.3 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 29x36x27 cm | 6-DA1-2013
Dia Al-Azzawi | Silk Road No 3 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x300 cm | 4-DA1-2008
Dia Al-Azzawi | Silk Road No 4 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x160 cm | 3-DA1-2008
Dia Al-Azzawi | Silk Road#1 | 2006 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 170x200 cm | 1-DA1-2006
Dia Al-Azzawi | Silk Road No 2 | 2007 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x200 cm | 2-DA1-2007
Sinan Hussein | Portait 3 | 2016 | Acrylic | Paper | 30x30 cm | 185-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Portait 2 | 2016 | Acrylic | Paper | 30x30 cm | 184-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2016 | Ink | Paper | 38x28 cm | 189-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2016 | Ink | Paper | 38x28 cm | 187-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2016 | Ink | Paper | 28x38 cm | 186-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2016 | Ink | Paper | 38x28 cm | 188-SH4-2016