The Fire Station: Artist in Residence will launch two simultaneous exhibitions “Mubarak Nasser Al-Thani: Espresso 4 the Road” in Gallery 4 and “Yousef Bahzad: Earth Metal” in Gallery 3. The exhibitions will be on view until July 16, 2022 for residents and visitors to explore.

Mubarak Nasser Al-Thani: Espresso 4 the Road will focus on the rise of the metropole and the birth of global culture and how it connects people, both physically and culturally. Mubarak Nasser Al-Thani’s work covers architecture, flora and fauna, geography, history, exploration, among others. Travel and road trips are a large part of the process while creating this body of work. The playful depiction of iconic symbols stresses the universality of global culture, and how we come to perceive it. The artworks also capture the non-tangible human side of global culture like amusement parks, circuses, playgrounds and others that are not necessarily a destination, but rather things embedded in our everyday life, through our moods, feelings, thoughts and behavior.

Fire Station to Unveil Summer Exhibitions

The second exhibition to open on the same day titled Earth Metal by Yousef Bahzad, explores themes of erosion and manifestation, and the notion that the land itself shapes people, and subsequently, people thereon shape the land. Bahzad believes he approaches his paintings “through expressive abstraction and a tinge of the surreal through a lens of mystery which invokes questions within the viewer.”

For more information about the Fire Station and its exhibitions, please visit https://www.firestation.org.qa/.