OF REFUGE , OF HOME
a series of family portraits and installations reflecting upon ancestory and home | 2011
Adam Chamy explored identity, myth, and home through a series of portraits and installation works interweaving themes of migration, roots, and belonging.
Faces of maternal Texan farmers hang side by side with Jerusalemite merchants, forming a the story of a bicultural Arab-Americana. One has centuries-old ties to land through ancient, forced settlement of the American South.
The other, an enterprising global Levantine merchant family, faces a broken homeland severed by colonization and war. Together these fragmented myths and stories formulate an identity questioning the idea of home.
Nicholas DeSimini, Acrylic on shipping crate , 2011
John Chamy, acrylic and mixed media on shipping crate, 2011
Mom and Dad, Mixed Media in Luggage, 2011
Gran, Mixed Media on Canvas and Chair, 2011
Salem Shami, Mixed Media on Canvas and Chair, 2011
Granddaddy (or Jack Daniel), Acrylic, License plate on Medicine Cabinet Mirror,23 in. x 28.5 in.
Self Portrait, Mixed Media on Canvas and Crate, 2011
Sitti, 22 x 40 x 19,Acrylic, beads, paper, found objects, lights on trunk & wood // 2011
84 inches x 36 inches x 2 inches
Keys, Ribbon, Door, Recording, and Acrylic.