Mehri Yazdani has exhibited her paintings internationally for the past several years. Her work has been presented in Greece, Germany, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, Washington, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ms. Yazdani has achieved numerous awards on the East Coast including The Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for outstanding accomplishment in the Fine Arts and the William Emlon Cresson Traveling Scholarship to Europe, 1986. There is a permanent public display of six paintings in the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection at the Library on the campus of California State University, Sacramento.
Mehri Yazdani’s painting evolved from her love for the art of ancient Persia, Greece, and Egypt. Her semi-abstract images give new form to ancient motifs, creating a unique style which captures the spirit of these early civilizations. Her vibrant colors in acrylic and oil, the texture of her canvases with their irregular surfaces reminiscent of the peeling paint of old frescoes, and the straightforward simplicity of her shapes all convey the strength and expressiveness of Classical art.
This art exhibition is curated by Mahshid Modares, an artist, art curator and researcher, who has served as a board member for several art and cultural organization. She has published various articles on the subject of visual arts in Iran during the late 17th-early 20th centuries.
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