JAMM Art is pleased to announce an exhibition, curated by Ali Bakhtiari, of collages on paper by renowned Iranian artist Parvaneh Etemadi. The exhibition will open on Tuesday, 14 May 2013.
Born in 1948, with nearly five decades of dynamic presence on the visual arts scene, Parvaneh Etemadi is one of the most essential figures of contemporary Iranian art.
In her recent series of collages, Etemadi brings alive the familiar inanimate objects (pomegranates, knives and delicate hand-woven textiles, termeh) and combines them with ancient Iranian myths, fables and literature, thus revealing her attention to and criticism of the social air of contemporary Iran. A kind of artistic improvisation of fantastic free dancing outfits often breaking through the surface and the frame of the canvas, moving and suspended in the air, these repetitive patterns are a product of intense concentration, allowing the painter to become lost in a universe of her own. Unique in their intensity, vitality and dynamism, Etemadi’s collages pulse with beauty, humour, joy and mischief.
Exhibition will be on display until 13 June 2013
JAMM Art Gallery
Street 8, Warehouse 11
Al Quoz 1, Dubai
PO Box 127440