On September 13th The Corner officially opened its doors with a bang!
Patronaged by Her Royal Highness Princess Wijdan Al Hashemi, and with a fantastic attendance of art lovers, friends, and cultural enthusiasts, The Corner’s opening was everything I was hoping it would be.
The idea of me collaborating with Campbell Gray Living - CGL - on an art space had been in the pipelines for quite some time. I had been providing CGL with artworks for their show apartments for a couple of years, and as the project neared completion, the idea of creating an art space in ‘The Valley’ appeared at the forefront of things. The Valley is the beautifully planted and structured retail space area between the ‘offices’ and ‘residences’ buildings.
It was fun, hard work, and months of preparation to prepare for the opening exhibition; a collective show of 16 renowned artists from the Arab world and Europe.
#reds&blacks was inspired by a red painting I had seen at an artist’s studio, and the idea just grew from there; a collective show where 16 different artists express their art, their passion, their thoughts, and maybe their socio-political views, in Red and Black. (see the photos and invitation below for a feel of the opening show).
My goal is for The Corner @thecornerartspace to become a hub for artistic activities and events, as well as being a space that showcases established and upcoming artists alike. Also, and as the retail space in The Valley starts being occupied by stylish and interesting shops and eateries, I look forward to The Corner becoming the go to place for people to enjoy a great cup of coffee, a small dessert, and an eye opening conversation about art!
We collaborate with many, if not most, of the other art galleries in Amman by including their artists’ work in our group exhibitions and interim shows. This cooperation with the long existing art scene in Amman can only add and enhance our visitors’ experience, I believe, and show an unprecedented alliance amongst galleries and dealers in town, for the benefit of art buyers and collectors.