16febAll Day22INTERSECT 21

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Intersect Art and Design presents Intersect 21, a virtual exhibition featuring art, design, and photography from 21 galleries in southern California, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Intersect 21 will be live at from February 16 through 22, 2021 and on Artsy from February 16 through March 15, 2021. There will be an opening event online at on February 16 at 12pm Eastern, preceded by an invitation-only VIP preview from 12am to 12pm Eastern.

Intersect 21 presents a focused, curated platform for cultural exchange. Galleries included will explore the notion of art and place, the creation of art in these specificregions, and the impact it has on their culture and society.

Exhibitors include the following 21 galleries from 10 countries:

Southern California:
Peter Blake Gallery (Laguna Beach, CA, USA)
Edward Cella Art + Architecture (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
HOHMANN (Palm Desert, CA, USA)
Imago Galleries (Palm Desert, CA, USA)
Melissa Morgan Fine Art (Palm Desert, CA, USA)
Timothy Yarger Fine Art (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Middle East:
Artzotic (Amman, JORDAN)
Athr Gallery (Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA)
Saleh Barakat Gallery (Beirut, LEBANON)
The Gallery of Everything (virtual pop-up)
Leila Heller Gallery (Dubai, UAE)
Khak Gallery (Tehran, IRAN)
Galerie Tanit (Beirut, LEBANON)
Zawyeh Gallery (Dubai, UAE and Ramallah, PALESTINE)

North Africa:
Al-Tiba9 (Algiers, ALGERIA)
Art D’Égypte (Cairo, EGYPT)
Le LAB (Giza, EGYPT)
Galerie SINIYA28 (Marrakech, MOROCCO)
Galerie TINDOUF (Marrakech, MOROCCO)

Intersect Art and Design’s CEO Tim von Gal explains, “Building on the success of our Intersect Aspen and Intersect Chicago online viewing rooms in 2020—each of which included over 100 international exhibitors—we are using this focused platform to highlight some of the fascinating cross-cultural connections that we’re able to foster with the Intersect Fairs, and putting that focus on 21 galleries. We’re excited to present this focused look at art and design from southern California, the Middle East, and North Africa.”

Becca Hoffman, Managing Director of Intersect Art and Design says, “Intersect 21 is a boutique curated platform meant as a forum for cultural exchange in contemporary art, design, and photography. Bringing the world closer together during a time when we are apart, it aims to break down boundaries and explore cultural similarities from three very dynamic and unique regions.”

Rebecca Anne Proctor, curatorial advisor for Intersect 21, adds, “Collaborating with Intersect 21 on the Middle Eastern and North African segment of the fair has been a great opportunity. I have lived in the UAE for over 12 years during which I’ve had the great privilege of traveling throughout the Middle East gaining knowledge about artists, galleries, and institutions. I am so pleased to take part in this groundbreaking online fair that is bringing galleries and their programs from the region together in dialogue with those in California. During this challenging time we need to foster intercultural dialogue more than ever. Intersect 21 is providing galleries and institutions in the Middle East an additional platform through which to showcase their work to the world.” Each gallery featured in

Intersect 21 will present 21 works by a range of international artists.
Highlights include:

Southern California:

Peter Blake Gallery will present work by installation artist, environmental artist, painter and sculptor Lita Albuquerque (b. 1946, Santa Monica, California), who was raised in Tunisia, North Africa and Paris, France.

Edward Cella Art + Architecture will present work by Kendell Carter (b. 1970, New Orleans) who creates site-specific installations that engage issues of race, gender, material culture, and shared history; sculptor and ceramic artist Brad Miller (b. 1950, New York) whose work is inspired in part by the cellular structures found in nature; and Amir Zaki (b. 1974, Beaumont, California) who creates photographs of California skateparks.

HOHMANN will present work by sculptors jd Hansen (b. 1979, USA), Claudia Meyer (b. 1961, Switzerland), and Julian Voss-Andreae (b. 1970, Germany), among others.

Imago Galleries will present work by Jeremy Kidd (b. 1962, England) who is known for his painting, sculpture, digital and installation art; and sculptor Randy Polumbo (b. 1984, Cleveland, Ohio) whose recent projects include glass “Blossom” works, and immersive environments from Bombay Beach CA, to MONA in Tasmania.

Melissa Morgan Gallery will present work by artists Anthony James (b. 1974, England), Andy Moses (b. 1962, Los Angeles), and Olivia Steele (b. 1985, Nashville), among others—all of whom are evolutionarily connected to the light and space movement.

Timothy Yarger Fine Art will present work by two light and space artists: Laddie John Dill (b. 1943, California) and Mads Christensen (b. 1971, Denmark).

Middle East:

Athr Gallery will present photographs by artist Ahmed Mater (b. 1979, Saudi Arabia) from his project Desert of Pharan: Unofficial Histories Behind the Mass Expansion of Mecca; and a new work by Sultan Bin Fahad (b. 1971, Saudi Arabia), titled Holy Economy, an intricately beaded tapestry that tackles issues of translation and exchange of cultures.

Leila Heller Gallery will present works by Reza Derakshani (b. 1952, Iran), Leila Pazooki (b. 1977, Iran), and Marwan Sahmarani (b. 1970, Beirut), among others.

Salah Barakat Gallery and Agial Art Gallery will present work by interdisciplinary artist Hiba Kalache (b. 1972, Beirut) whose work spans installation, drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Galerie Tanit will present work by Chafa Ghaddar (b. 1986, Lebanon), who shines a new light on the ancient mural-making technique of fresco and attempts to merge natural painting techniques in contemporary practices; Rania Matar (b. 1964, Lebanon), who explores issues of personal and collective identity through photographs of female adolescence and womanhood; and Kevourk Mourad (b. 1970, Syria), a performance artist specializing in spontaneous painting, sharing the stage with musicians; among other artists.

North Africa:

Le LAB will present work by designers Omar Chakil, George Mohasseb (b. 1973, Lebanon), and Richard Yasmine.

TINTERA will present work by emerging artist Sara Sallam (b. 1991, Egypt) and established artist Bernard Guillot (b. 1950, France), along with photographs by Paul Geday (b. 1956, Egypt), among others.


Intersect 21 programming will include video tours of artist studios, panel discussions, and other online events that highlight work and cultural connections between the three regions. Each day of the fair will have a specific theme: architecture, design, pattern, memory, environment, culture, and identity.

Visit the Fair on Artsy

Intersect 21 has partnered with Artsy, the global marketplace for discovering and collecting art. In addition to accessing the fair through, visitors may also visit the fair through Artsy. As Intersect 21’s Main Marketplace Partner, Artsy will provide a unique opportunity for exhibiting galleries to promote their virtual booths to Artsy’s global audience. Collectors can experience Intersect 21 on Artsy to discover artists, save favorite works, view works on their home walls through Artsy’s AR mobile tool and directly purchase work from galleries. Intersect 21 will be live on Artsy through March 15, 2021.


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