Mona El Bayoumi
opening reception to meet the artist
Friday, May 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
On Exhibit May 18-June 22, 2012
Washington DC artist Mona El Bayoumi says of this new work, “Subliminal seduction is a successful technique in the business world used to hypnotize consumers into making purchases. It is also used by the very powerful for political means.” These paintings are her yearlong exploration of how the “children of the dictators” turned upon their oppressors and using the newest tools of seduction, such as social media and the humor of the streets, began to break the codes of despotism. But like all seducers, El Bayoumi couches this message in beautifully painted images.
The Jerusalem Fund Gallery
Contemporary Middle East and Arab American Artists
2425 Virginia Ave. NW Washington D.C. 22037