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Iranian Artist Pouran Borders Exhibits in NYC


NEW YORK, NY -The Agora Gallery (530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York, NY, 10001) is proud to present Pouran Borders in The Rapture of Form. Scheduled to run from January 8th through January 29th the collection will feature a captivating selection of Pouran's urban sceneries.


Apocalypse 1
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36" x 48"



You are cordially invited to attend Pouran's opening reception in our gallery, Thursday night, January 10th, 2008 from 6-8 pm.


Pouran's work may be seen on  



Persian-American Artist Pouran Borders taps her fascination with industrial and urban architecture in order to create strikingly beautiful scenes of a world on the verge of apocalypse. Here, the blackened man-made structures of the urban, industrial landscape painted from a low angle, in the foreground contrast and compete with the vibrant colors of the cloudy sky looming behind. The brisk brush stroke technique employed by the artist gives the work a physical texture that enhances the landscape's visible texture while heightening the energy of the chaotic harmony inherent in each scene.


Along with the urban landscape, Borders draws inspiration from the Persian literary tradition, citing Molana, Roomi, and Kaiyam as having a great impact on her life outlook. These influences manifest themselves in her pieces' meaning: the water towers and telephone poles peopling her work represent what Borders calls "the fragile state of our global society." For her they show the duality of humanity, as a crushing impediment on the natural landscape while simultaneously being a fragile entity, susceptible to decay.


Apocalypse 11
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36" x 48"



The Rapture of Form
Reception: Thursday, January 10, 2008 6-8 PM
Exhibition Dates: 1/8/2008 - 1/29/2008

Agora Gallery
30 West 25th Street, Chelsea New York
Tel 212-226-4151 / Fax 212-966-4380

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