Sixteen years went by since the last solo exhibition “A contre-courant” (Against the Tide) at Galerie Janine Rubeiz in 2001. Today, she returns with “L’Ivresse des Yeux” (Intoxication of the eyes), reminding us of her distinct and recognizable style, and revealing her new adventures and visual discoveries.
Born in 1931 in Deir el Qamar, the artist, journalist and art critic, has since the late 50’s, marked the art scene with her inimitable stroke, and her subject matters which are simultaneously personal and universal, and combine an almost infantile naiveté with the darkest metaphysics.
Other than her personal exhibitions, she has participated in many collective exhibitions in Lebanon and abroad; France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Iraq, Syria, Koweit, Sharjah, Oman, Egypt, Algeria, India, Australia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the USA. Galerie Janine Rubeiz showed in 2007, 2010 and 2015 three exhibitions of the artist in collaboration with her son Mazen Kerbaj : “D’une fenêtre, l’autre” (From a window, another), “Toi et moi et le papier peint” (you, me and the wallpaper), and “L’Abécédaire” (The Alphabet Book).
Laure Ghorayeb has so far published four books “Noir… Les bleus” in 1960 (Black… the blue), “Une couronne d’épines autour de ses pieds” (A crown of thorns around his feet) in 1965, “Témoignage” (Testimony) in 1985 and “33 jours” (33 days) in 2007. She received an honorable mention at Biennale Paris in 1967, the first prize at Alexandria Biennale in 1997, and the Jury Prize at Salon d’autommne in Sursock Museum in 2009.
Her works are part of permanent collections, among others, at the British Museum, Sursock Museum and Foundation Saradar.