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“Fluidity—not stagnation—drives my work. As a contemporary artist whose life has been varied by circumstance and change, I refuse to be constrained by specific style or genre. I feel a responsibility as an artist to reflect the inconsistent reality we live in.” – Hossein Khosrojerdi
Last Saturday we at Tara Gallery had the distinct privilege of hosting the opening reception of our current exhibition, Redefining Home by acclaimed Iranian artist and expatriate, Hossein Khosrojerdi. This exhibition marks Khosrojerdi’s first solo show in the US and features work from different periods of his life, from before and after his emigration from Tehran to London. His ‘mummies’ series, making objective representations of all people depicting no particular time, place or identity; his buildings series, exploring the dichotomy between the instability of foundations and its reconstruction as a new beginning; and his most recent works, abstractions of line and space, making a poignant commentary on human interactions.
The highlight of every opening reception for us is getting the chance to chat with our audience and the promise that with each new person, there is a unique understanding of the art we hope to share. [The Persian treats don’t hurt, either!] Redefining Home runs until October 15th and the gallery is open Tuesday – Sunday, 11 – 6. Be sure to stop by and see this incredibly poignant exhibition.
Take a look at some photos from the opening and thanks to everyone who came!