14 January, 2015 - 05 February, 2015

“Au Pays des Mollahs” (Mollah’s Land)

Sayeh Sarfaraz

Albareh Art Gallery is pleased to invite you to an exhibition titled–“Au Pays des Mollahs” (Mollah’s Land)... an exhibition of paintings by Iranian /Canadian artist Sayeh Sarfaraz, which will open at our premises  in Adliya, on Wednesday, January the 14th with an opening reception at 7 p.m. and continues till February, the 5th, 2015.  

Sayeh Sarfaraz translates the movements of social uprising into aesthetic forms that can be choreographed into new compositions. Her drawings take their roots from the Persian miniatures culture and expressed in a contemporary way with modern references. The characters in her drawings give way to expressions of violence in the fragility of these simple forms. Together, these innocent and threatening motifs engender ambiguous images that forge a bond between the symbolic and the real. Each drawing is related to the other and together they create a movement of social composition - the curves, the lines, and the way the drawings branch out from each other or merge to shape a new form. Between child-like magic and the brutality of current events, these images challenge us to fight against our docile loss of critical perspective.

About the artist: Sayeh Sarfaraz was born in Shiraz, the cultural capital of Iran, located in the South West of the country. She graduated from l’École supérieure Des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg France and has also studied art in Iran and Canada.

Sarfaraz’s work has been exhibited in Canada, France, Germany and the US. The recipient of a number of artist grants, she has also served as a member of the Evaluation Committee, Visual Arts of the Conseil des arts
de Montreal, as well as project manager for the Creation Studio Program, jury member for Photoforum, and co-ordination assistant and event organizer for the Galeries Les Territoires in Montreal.

She is now pursuing different artistic projects in Montreal.