NOW SHOWING at Gallery 625: The Wisdom of Silence, a new solo show of contemplative paintings by artist and art educator, Mahsan Ghazianzad.
Primarily interested in works that convey personal meaning, Mahsan captures the essence of her experiences through her paintings.
Artist statement: This series of paintings stems from the time that I spent in a state of contemplation, particularly during the pandemic when a disconnect exhibited between ourselves and the outside world. The outcome of this project for me is to stay positive and hopeful in the face of negativity and adversity that would otherwise make us neglect our inner drive for moving toward a better future.
Mahsan grew up in Tehran, Iran, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in art and painted views from rooftops. Surveillance by the government was a given when she was a teenager, and free speech was not. Rooftops were the only places she and her friends felt they could talk without being spied on.
Mahsan is currently Adjunct Art Professor, Los Rios Community College/American River College, Sacramento, CA.
This event is free and open to the public.
Image: Untouched by Words, Acrylic on canvas, Mahsan Ghazianzad
The Wisdom of Silence will be on view at Gallery 625 through October 3, 2023.
Regular open hours of Gallery 625 are Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.
For more information contact YoloArts at 530-309-6464 or email@example.com.