january, 2020

20janallday12marMELIS BUYRUK | Habitat

Habitat The Bearded Dragon, 2019. Porcelain and 18k Gold. 120 cm x 145 cm


Event Details

Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to present Melis Buyruk’s debut in the UAE, with the solo show “Habitat,” on view from January 20th to March 12th 2020. The exhibition showcases nine porcelain works by Buyruk, where a ceramic topography of intricate flora and fauna are encased in wooden boxes, and granted their own habitat. In a mastery of porcelain, the traditionally feminized and overlooked art form associated with domestic life is reinterpreted as a medium that points to bio-futurist tensions. Marking Buyruk’s first exhibition in the broader MENA region, “Habitat” presents the first viewing of the Turkish artist’s large-scale works, which comes as a response to Leila Heller Gallery’s Dubai exhibition space. Allowing for the deeper immersion into Buyruk’s intricate and delicate porcelain world, the larger works creates for a more commanding visual confrontation with Buyruk’s hybrid flower forms.

Courtesy of Leila Heller Gallery


January 20 (Monday) - March 12 (Thursday)


Leila Heller Gallery

I-87, Alserkal Avenue, PO Box 413991 Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE


Leila Heller Gallery[email protected] I-87, Alserkal Avenue, PO Box 413991 Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE

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