ADVOCARTSY presents Searching For Myself In The Forest Of Bewitchment by Afsoon. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. The gallery hosted an opening art party on October 19, 2023. However the exhibition runs through November 18, 2023
This presentation of a unique, one of a kind body of work synthesizes Afsoon’s gift for storytelling across complex mediums. Working in linocut, watercolor, as well as collage, the artist has put in decades of research, culminating in a distinctive and multifaceted visual lexicon. The references used span the near and ancient past, yet are continually looking towards the future. Therefore her artwork welcomes visitors into the perfect present of Afsoon’s Forest of Bewitchment.
In searching for herself, Afsoon returned to some of her favorite subjects for inspiration– talismans, poetry, and fairytales from her childhood in Iran. Additionally, she rediscovered her affinity for using linocut, which was one of her earliest mediums. The intensive process of cutting the lino, proofing, and hand printing these selection of unique works is integral in understanding how Afsoon’s use of collage signifies a return to and expansion of her roots.
The universality of Afsoon’s artistic storytelling brings her oeuvre of original works together as one breathing entity, a theatrical collection of allegories that speak to each other as much as they do their audience.
Launched in 2015, ADVOCARTSY is a leading contemporary art platform specializing in Iranian contemporary art. In 2021, ADVOCARTSY expanded its exhibition space to West Hollywood. Founded by lawyer-turned-art advocate Roshi Rahnama, ADVOCARTSY acts as an incubator for emerging and established Iranian artists based in Los Angeles as well as the larger diaspora. ADVOCARTSY aims to transcend borders and connect artists of Iranian origin to arts organizations, museums, foundations, and collectors in the United States and worldwide.
On view: October 19, 2023 – November 18, 2023
What: Searching For Myself In The Forest Of Bewitchment, Afsoon
Where: ADVOCARTSY, 434 N. La Cienega Blvd. West Hollywood, 90048
When: Running through November 18, 2023
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