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The playful, passionate, and profound paintings of the "Basquiat of the Middle East" are on display.

Small_0fff80a14f82656961a10b44dd085990 Kateri O'Neil

His aficionados in New York, Los Angeles and Dubai have alternatively compared him with Jean-Michel Basquiat and even Marc Chagall. But while Ramsey Chahine is young and prolific, he proclaims neither allegiance nor debt to a single inspiration. Playful yet often profound, Chahine's paintings express a love of life, as well as a passionate curiosity about the meaning of things. The Levantine Cultural Center's Inside/Outside Gallery is pleased to present THE POISON IS THE CURE, the first major California exhibition of the work of Ramsey Chahine, featuring more than 25 mixed media paintings and sculptures. A reception for the artist takes place on Saturday, February 1, 7-11 pm, and the show will be available daily for viewing, Feb. 1-March 15, 2014.

Ramsey Chahine, a Palestinian American, was born in Redondo Beach, California. He currently works in New York City.

Light Middle Eastern refreshments will be served.

- Levantine Cultural Center

Ramsey Chahine: The Poison is the Cure

Saturday, February 1 7pm

Levantine Cultural Center (5998 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035) Map it Free

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