Chicago artist, Zeinab Saab, creates intricate pieces as a prayer-like ritual. “I approach a blank piece of paper with the same reverence as a prayer mat, and prepare my ideas for the first mark. The prayer is unsaid, but speaks aloud on paper,” Saab explains.
Originally from Dearborn, Michigan, she received her BFA from Bowling Green State University in 2015 with a focus in printmaking and drawing. Saab is currently working towards her MFA at Northern Illinois University. Her work explores concepts from the Arabic language to create patterns and designs.
Please join Zeinab Saab at Loftworks Gallery for an OPENING RECEPTION on February 11, 2017 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
A selection of Saab’s recent drawings and prints will be on display at Loftworks Gallery from February 11, 2017 through February 20, 2017.
Image: From left to right: From the Dirt I, 2015, charcoal on paper 22in. x 30in. Roots, 2015, screen print on paper, 8ft. x 8ft. From the Dirt II, 2015, charcoal on paper 22in. x 30in.