Azadeh Gholizadeh

Not Just Another Pretty Face 2019

Program Overview


Azadeh Gholizadeh

In my current practice I explore body, landscape and fragmentation of memory by examining my emotional connection to belonging. The landscape tapestries are inspired by the experience of looking out the window. The images are often collaged from scenes recovered from my memories of landscape, found imagery and artists’ work such as Lois Dodd, Alex Katz and David Hockney. The images with different viewpoints, flatness and depths are then translated into color shapes, and stitched or weaved together following a structure that results in a repetition of lines and patterns. The projected patterns of the frontal plane re-translate the image and merge the background and foreground. These constructed images, vistas of trees, hills, and mountains are spaces where I explore the fragility of home, safety and freedom. The imagined landscape that is constructed out of fragments of experiences become spaces of withdrawal that leads the viewer on toward unknown distances. This offers a sense of wonder and invites the viewer’s own reflection and projection but always looking behind the window.





$1,800 - $7,000

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