Mojo Gallery hosts exhibtion by UAE's emerging and enterprising talent
Mojo Gallery last night unveiled an exhibition of the final art work by the Visual Communication and Multi-media Design students from The American University of Sharjah. Entitled "Baseline"- the typographic term referring to the line all letters sit on- the exhibition is a celebration of the 33 students' artistic development, from their educational "baseline" through to their current artistic identity.
The brainchild of the students themselves, the collaborative exhibition demonstrates not only the emerging talent of the young artists, but also their enterprising spirit. An independent initiative by the group, the students drew on the generosity of the Sharjah and Dubai communities to pull all elements of the show together. Mojo Gallery, ardent supporters of young talent, provided the space and guidance in preparing an exhibition, while the students produced a catalogue, sourced sponsors and hired audiovisual equipment. They are also privileged to have received the patronage of Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Foreign Trade who will officially open the exhibition.
An eclectic collection of work that reflects the psyche of the multi-national group, the exhibition incorporates illustration, print making, 2-D animation, short films and motion graphics.
"Baseline" is the first exhibition by the students to be presented to the public outside of the university, following four years of studying together, and it is the springboard from which they hope to move on to their new respective careers.
"Baseline" will run from the 17-20th of May 2010 at The Mojo Gallery, Al Quoz, Dubai.