Bein El-Qasrein, 2010; Walnut, plywood, and aluminum; 96 x 48 x 48 in.
Off-Ramp's John Rabe was struggling for words to describe one of Sherin Guirguis's pieces, but Sherin said it herself: it's like a cross between an earring and a Weeble.
From the OCMA bio:
Sherin Guirguis was born in Luxor, Egypt in 1974. She received her BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997 and her MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2001. Her work references various contradictory elements, both formal and social. Guirguis’ work investigates the frictions between the contemporary and the traditional, the reductive and the ornamental. She has had solo projects at LAXART, Los Angeles and Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Selected group exhibitions include venues such as Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, Contemporary Art, Tuscon, AZ; ArtFrankfurt, Germany; and the Las Vegas Art Museum. Her work has been reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, Flash Art, Artforum, Beautiful/Decay, and Artweek. In addition to her own work, Guirguis occasionally curates exhibitions featuring emerging artists in California. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.