Now at FOUNTAIN HOUSE GALLERY

The Flaneur

June 20th thru August 7th

The Flaneur is curated by Adam Yokell, founder of Foundwork, a new online platform connecting artists and collaborators across the global art community. For this show at Fountain House Gallery, said Yokell, “We asked the artists to inhabit the role of flâneur themselves, reflecting on the bustle and diversity of city life as only artists can.”

Yokell said, “We’re also presenting work that’s more fantastical, such as Issa Ibrahim’s Dad Blast!, where a caped, masked man stands at the edge of a rooftop, smiling at us as he decides whether to fly (or jump?) from the ledge.”

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COMING in SEPTEMBER  to FOUNTAIN HOUSE GALLERY

“HEAVY SAUCE” curated by Gerasimos Floratos

5-Free the Slave, latex and enamel, 72x60 3. Mad City, oil and acrylic on canvas, 22x28 inches, 2017, $600

My First Heart Attack, candied framed lyrics to original song with accompanying video…Featured in the Fountain House Gallery exhibition At The Table curated by Monty Blanchard & Leslie Tcheyan

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A Great Wonder in Heaven, Rev 12.1, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 108" x 55", 2017

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SHAZAM! oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, 2017

Winner of prestigious Edward R. Murrow & THIRD COAST 2014 Awards for BEST NEWS DOCUMENTARY NPR’s ‘The Hospital Always Wins’ An hour long feature by Laura Starecheski for State Of The Re:Union

 Out Now

  ‘THE HOSPITAL ALWAYS WINS: A MEMOIR’ by Issa Ibrahim
Published by CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS

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 About the artwork-

“Using bright cheery colors and the graphic style of American comic books, Ibrahim superimposed his personal life stories onto Old Master compositions, such as The Birth of Wonder Woman after Botticelli, thus realizing multi-layered and complex autobiographical stories as well as social and political commentaries.”-Martha Henry

Child is Father to the Superman Acrylic 2014God touching Superman 62x62 2013

Crucifixion, acrylic, 60x72 2012Mourning Superman 20x20 2013The Last Judgment of Superheroes, Acrylic on vinyl screen, 5 x 12 feet, 2013 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 Birth of Wonder Woman, oil on canvas, 24"x36", 2015Luncheon on Grass, oil on canvas, 24x36, 2015Fall Of Super Man, oil on canvas, 24"x36", 2015

   Love Among The Ruins 2012

wonder madonna and child, oil on canvas, 9x12 inches, 2005

Listen to Issa in NPR hour long audio story The Hospital Always Wins