May 4th - June 1st,
2007 at GreenRice
An art exhibition by Mahshid Modares, Mahnaz Hashemi, Priya, Yasmin Mawaz-Khan, Niloufar Karimzadegan and Soudabeh Meamarzadeh
The collection of work presented
here is a connection between the rich Iranian artistic and cultural heritage and
a belief in art as an international dialogue. The artists exhibit an avant-garde
movement among Iranian women who use influential tools such as art to share
their progressive vision and significant role in the transformation of
These artists also honor Iranian traditional arts. This is evident in the evocative works of Mahshid Modares. In her Termeh Series, Mahshid studies Iranian textiles such as Termeh (a heavy brocaded fabric) and carpets as a homage to the exquisitely handcrafted products made by unknown Iranian women for centuries. Mahshid intends to translate the language of traditional textile design into the modern visual language.
The link between the past and the
present is also depicted in Soudabeh Memarzadeh's pieces: "My paintings are
inspired by my perception of everyday life, recent and childhood memories,
distant lands and world history. I first divide these pieces, then reunite them
as layers – entwined memories, sensations and emotions.
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