Amir Salamat's body of work has a distinctive Persian flavor that repeatedly uses symbolism and religious imagery such as Mullahs, faceless veiled women, crosses and other Judeo-Christian metaphors to tell his story. Mosques, minarets, shadowy figures, skulls and arrows are other frequent visitors in the artist's composition. Bold colors, the theme of the anonymous woman, skulls and simplified mouth-less faces carry over to his present work at times interspersed with Latin and Persian script clearly thrown in for creative measure >>> NEXT
Axis of art and culture, too
Over-due ‘cultural upgrade’ for ourselves
Lale’ Welsh Shahparaki
March 13, 2007
A special VIP Reception for the press, collectors, and those interested in previews will be held at 7-11PM on Saturday, March 17th, 2007 and will feature a rare acoustic performance by Persian/Flamenco master Emad Bonakdar and percussionist Mohamad Mohsenzadeh, at Gallery One, 1 Embarcadero, Lobby level, suite 1 EC, San Francisco, CA 94111. Tel. 415-392-3570. FREE ADMISSION. Exhibit runs 17- 30th march. Contact www.BeyondPersia.org for more information on the event and the artists.