MARX & ZAVATTERO GALLERY SAN FRANCISCO, CA
We are proud to present the solo gallery debut of recent San Francisco Art Institute MFA recipient Taravat Talepasand. "seeya and sefeed" will feature a new body of her exquisite and compelling egg tempera & gold leaf paintings and graphite drawings.
Born in the United States, Talepasand retained close family and artistic ties to Iran where she was trained in the challenging discipline of Persian miniature painting. She has adapted this artistic tradition to question and explore her Eastern heritage, its boundaries, and its liberating possibilities within American culture.
Talepasand’s influences embrace several sources, including arabesque patterns and architecture, Rumy’s tomb, her Darvish uncle, a wedding dress, the old Persian flag, Zorastrianism, Iranian Pop star Googoosh, drinking, sex, oil, and the luxuries of life. Her pieces are seductive and ripe with meaning. “The work is about the taboos I have learned about two cultures-and since then I have become the taboo."