"This project is an exploration of the modernist pavilion in an extreme desert context. The site is a west-facing rocky knoll with distant views of a volcanic mountain ridge to the west and the Sea of Cortez to the south. The organization of the architectural program is used to create a passive solar response to the constraints of a challenging site and modest construction budget."
The works exhibited are from the 1940s, marking Suha Traboulsi’s first departure from conventional methods of painting to more conceptual portraits illustrated using ink or even ballpoint pen on paper. In these works, brightly colored and oddly offset, fragmented shapes appear as if stenciled and digitally manipulated—in line with the minimalist aesthetic soon to prevail internationally, yet uncannily ahead of their time.