The pieces selected for this first show of Chekerdjian’s work in the UK explore how the challenges of a difficult urban landscape can inspire new ways of creating through processes of trial and error.
"Chekerdjian’s work falls into a category of its own, one that could be called ‘Industrial Handicrafts’. Unmoored from time thanks to their blend of traditional manufacturing techniques and industrial aesthetics, Karen’s designs are distinctly Lebanese and yet also international. As much at home in a traditional Levantine house as they would be in a minimalist interior, they are idiosyncratic reflections of the spirit of Beirut, the city in which they are created." Excerpt from the gallery's text.