Helen Zughaib: Stories My Father Told Me
Helen Zughaib was born in Lebanon and grew up in the Middle East and Europe before coming to the US to study art at Syracuse University. After 9/11 Zughaib persuaded her Syrian Lebanese father to recount his life as a boy, which culminated in his own migration to the US. Zughaib translated his tales into art, resulting in a series of 25 wonder-filled paintings she has titled Stories My Father Told Me. They have become a prologue to the long conversation Zughaib is now conducting with her Syrian Migration series. This exhibit is a work of exquisite love, an urgently needed gift of memory within reach of those whose pasts are buried.