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This page contains information about the current gallery exbition in the O'Kane Gallery located on the 3rd floor of the main building of the University of Houston - Downtown.

O'Kane Gallery - Current Exhibitions

March 19 - April 17

George Awde: His Passing Cover
opening reception March 19 from 6-8pm
(in participation with the 2014 FotoFest Biennial)

"George Awde’s photographs emphasize the Arab male body to explore traditional ideas of masculinity and notions of family through an intimate documentation of the Arab male coming-of-age experience. George Awde is currently an assistant professor of photography at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar".

"In conjunction with the 2014 FotoFest Biennial, the O' Kane Gallery at the University of Houston-Downtown will present, George Awde: His Passing Cover from March 19 - April 17.

Awde’s photographs of young Syrian men and boys, in Lebanon, are both meditative and revealing. His Passing Cover explores questions of masculinity, kinship and passage into adulthood.

George Awde currently resides in Qatar as an assistant professor of photography at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. He earned his MFA in photography from Yale University."

Photograph from George Awdie exhibition

Photography from the exhibition: George Awde: His Passing Cover

Since 1970, the O’Kane Gallery has provided cultural arts for the diverse university and downtown communities.  The gallery is located on the third floor of the One Main Building, University of Houston-Downtown.  Guests may park in Visitor Parking at Travis and Girard, metered parking, or take Metro’s Light Rail to its final north-bound stop to the UHD front door.

For more information, contact Mark Cervenka, at the O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston-Downtown at 713-221-8042.

Gallery hours:
Monday - Friday: 10:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Closed university holidays.



Last updated or reviewed on 3/13/14

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