The Omani Songbook

Stal GalleryPress, Times of Oman

When Stal Gallery puts on an exhibition, you just know that it is not going to be ordinary. So I wondered what Verena Kyselka, Stal’s new international Artist-in-Residence whose research is supported by the Goethe Institute in the Gulf Region, would have to say in her exhibition titled The Omani Songbook. After all, she is an avant-garde artist with roots … Read More

Soile Yli-Mäyry’s ‘Asphalt Light’ exhibition at Stal Gallery

Stal GalleryPress, Times of Oman

by: Patricia Groves Source: Times of Oman Open Exhibition Page There she was amid her art at Stal Gallery dressed in a spectacular hand-printed gown that made it seem as if she had walked out of one of her paintings, taking with her its flaming colours and striking imagery. Soile Yli-Mäyry’s contemporary Tudor-style gown was splashed with bright sunflower yellow ... Read More

Young Omani Artists Hog Limelight

Stal GalleryArt Prize 2015, Press, Times of Oman

by: Patricia Groves Source: Times of Oman Open Exhibition Page As an old ballad proclaims – “The times, they are a-changing.” The eleven Omani artists, three men and eight women, who competed for the Stal Gallery Young Emerging Artist Prize, represent a nascent wave of generational change, both personal and social. Their artworks are not about traditional subjects or beautiful ... Read More

Short Films by Arab Women Screened at Stal Gallery in Oman

Stal GalleryPress, Times of Oman

by: Sarah MacDonald Source: Times of Oman Open Exhibition Page Muscat: Every woman has a story and on Wednesday evening six very personal stories from Arab women in six countries made into short films were screened at Stal Gallery in Muscat. The project, 'Stories Untold', brought together first-time filmmakers in Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Egypt and Oman. Each woman worked ... Read More

Hassan Meer Exhibits at Kunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil, Switzerland

Stal GalleryPress

Hassan Meer at a group show in Switzerland

Source: AB Gallery, Switzerland On the occasion of the ORYX Foundation’s 5th anniversary and for the first time ever, both Arabian and Iranian contemporary art is on display at a large scale in a Swiss Museum.  The exhibition „There Are Too Many Walls But Not Enough Bridges“ includes 16 artists who will be exhibiting their art pieces at the Kunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil, Zurich. … Read More

In the Eye of Beauty: Marketing Meeting for Artists at [Stal Gallery]

Stal GalleryPress, Times of Oman

by Patricia Groves Source: Times of Oman (http://bit.ly/times-of-oman-51415) For the first time ever, local artists and gallery directors joined forces for a dialogue on a topic of vital concern to them all – and that is the pricing of art. There is a wide disparity in the prices charged by different artists, and some galleries have difficulty in persuading artists … Read More

Iraqi Artist Takes ‘Just a Trip’ to World of Colours, Imagination in Oman

Stal GalleryPress, Times of Oman

Filled with figures, some human and some half human, half fish or bird, his work largely explores the different natures of men and women

by Sarah MacDonald Source: Times of Oman (http://bit.ly/times-of-oman-42115) Muscat: A wondrous and mythical land is explored on the large canvases by Iraqi artist Sinan Hussein, whose exhibition ‘Just a Trip’ opened at Stal Gallery on Monday evening. Born in 1977 in Baghdad, Sinan graduated from the University of Baghdad in 2004 with a BA in Arts. Filled with figures, some human … Read More