New work from Lebanese-born artist Chawky Frenn will be featured in "Be The Change You Seek!," which will be on view Wednesday, Feb. 1, and continues through Saturday, Feb. 25 at
Frenn is a well-travelled artist, exhibiting extensively nationally and internationally and gaining critical acclaim along the way. He said his artwork is influenced by the physical beauty and the turmoil of civil war of his birthplace, Zahlé, Lebanon, the BlackRock press release states.
His artwork aspires to call attention to “the incongruence of religion, the deception of politics, the tyranny of the economy, the delusion of the masses, and the vulnerability of the environment,” according to a press release from BlackRock.
Frenn will speak at the opening reception — 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 — and will give a free lecture about his work 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Frenn lives in Arlington, Va., and teaches at George Mason University.