PLANE SPACE GALLERY NEW YORK, NY
Plane Space is honored to present as its final exhibition new paintings and drawings by San Francisco-based artist Taravat Talepasand. Included in two group exhibitions at the gallery last year, this show will mark not only Talepasand's first solo show at Plane Space, but her New York solo debut as well. Additionally, in the gallery's office space, new paintings by Terry Powers will be on view.
These exhibitions will be on view from November 20th through December 21st with a reception for the artists on Thursday evening, November 20th, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Born in America, Talepasand is of Persian decent. It is her deep connection to this lineage culturally and how that cultural heritage differs so strongly from the one she has known and experienced here in the States that informs her work. Paying close attention to the taboos identified by distinctly different social groups, particularly those of gender, race and socioeconomic position, Talepasand's work reflects the cross-pollination, or lack thereof, in our 'modern' society. Her work challenges plebeian notions of acceptable behavior. This is evidenced by the self-portraiture and autobiographical echo in each of her pieces. Her most recent trip to Iran brought many of these issues into tighter focus for this latest body of work. Studied in Persian miniature painting, Talepasand draws on realism and renaissance painting to highlight what is considered acceptable beauty and its position within art history.