New Beirut gallery opens with Eileen Cooper exhibition

Beirut-based Letitia Gallery is presenting its inaugural exhibition, a series of new and existing canvases and print works by British contemporary artist Eileen Cooper OBE RA. Under the Same Moon will be on show at the gallery, which is dedicated to facilitating discourse around culture in the Middle East, until 1 April. Many of the new works in the exhibition have been directly inspired by time the artist has spent in Lebanon: her perceptions of the country’s depth of cultural heritage and rich natural beauty and of Beirut’s position as a safe harbour. Her canvases offer an exploration of Lebanese myths amidst a landscape bathed in the diffused light of the warm, visceral Middle Eastern sun. These new works sit in conversation with a selection of Cooper’s existing works that showcase her legacy as a magic realist artist exploring the transformative nature

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