Nasser Ovissi, Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Carol Maybin, Hashem Altakawi, Gholamhossein Alinasab
Opening Reception: January 15
The exhibition is a gathering of four different Iranian artists, each with a unique style and different backgrounds in art:
Nasser Ovissi is one of the most famous Iranian painters outside Iran, who finds inspiration in ancient Iranian heritage and culture. He paints in "Sagha Khaneh" style which himself originated in the 1960s.
Khosrow Hassanzadeh who had his breakthrough in international art scene a few years ago when his first exhibition in France was sold out and now is rapidly emerging in Europe.
Carol Maybin's paintings present an expressive response to the physicality of mixed media. She works on canvas using movement of line, strong colour theory, and texture to construct dynamic paintings of landscape and human form.
Hashem Altakawy with his "Apple" series has been working in Canada very successfully in the past years.
Gholamhossein Alinasab's calligraphies are high quality replicas of the 10th and 11th century Islamic Kufi calligraphies which mainly were done for the expenisive, hand written Qurans.