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1/17/06

Tehran: Gallery Outing with Nassrin

By Syma Sayyah, Tehran

 

The last couple of months have been rather busy ones for me. My good friend Nassrin was here on an unexpected trip and we were all happy to see her.  We both like art and going to exhibitions and so on a couple of Fridays during her stay, we went to a few gallery openings.  Below is a short report of some of these visits which we made mostly to new galleries that I don’t usually frequent so I was pleased to go to them with Nassrin for the first time.

 


Farideh Lashahi's exhibition

1.   My favorite Iranian painter, Farideh Lashahi was recovering from several operations while her works were on display at the Mah gallery at 89 Golestan Street, North Jordan Ave., Tel. 22045879.  Although I love her work, most of the works on display at this joint exhibition did not talk to me as her works usually do.  The gallery was full of many in-people as well as many great artists including Rana Farnoud and Saeed Shahlapour whose works I like very much.  Farideh Lashahi’s works normally give and portray such a great sense of movement and feelings.  I simply love some of her works; she is one of those artists whose works make my knees tremble.  Maybe when I have some money I will call and make an appointment to buy yet another of her wonderful paintings or sculptures.

 

Sahar Moslemian's exhibition


2.    I had not been to the Day Gallery before, which is opposite Park Saie at 1060 Valiassar Ave (Telephone/fax 88700849).  The gallery has a website www.dayartgallery and their internet address is info@dayartgallery.com.   Behrouze Moslemian is a very accomplished painter and Fatie Emddadian, whose great sculptures I truly like, have two daughters and their older girl Sahar Moslemian had her first major show at the Day Gallery.


Sahar Moslemian with parents

The gallery is run by Ms. Ferial Salahshour-Kazerouni who with her husband is one of Tehran’s well known art collectors.  I liked the large ceiling and feel of the space that the gallery has, as well as their private collection of original works by Toulouse Lautrec (1864-1901) and pictures of Edward Weston (1886-1958).   I also admire the lovely brooch that Mrs. Kazerouni wears which has become the gallery’s symbol.  She told me that they will have an exhibition of the artist who did this work in March. However do allow me to remind you that there many stairs that one has climb to get there, but  there were lots of parking spaces on Valiassar for Fridays opening, at least during the winter.



Ferial Salahshour-Kazerouni, gallery manager


 

3.    Fakhraddini’s Art gallery was opened in November and is in No 8, 12th street, Vozara Ave., Mr. Farkhradian Fakhraddini - whose portraits are great - is a very warm and charming gentleman of the old school.  I did a piece on his exhibition and his book last year.  The works on display at the exhibition that we visited were by Iranian modern art painters of 60’s.


Some of the names I knew and I was familiar with their works and some I had not heard of.  Names such as Sadegh Tabrizi, Nasser Ovissie, Mohammad Ehsaie, Mansoureh Hosseini, Framarz Pilaram.  I have pictures for you to get feel of this other new gallery.

 


Farkhradian Fakhraddini (with glasses) and friend

 

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