Hamzianpour & Kia presents “TEKRAR,” the first solo exhibition in the United States of Tehran-based artist Soudeh Davoud. The gallery hosted an opening reception on May 28, 2022, but you have until June 30, 2022 to enjoy the exhibition. Remember to check with the gallery for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).

Soudeh Davoud, Untitled, detail, 2022, Color Pencil on Paper 22” x 27.5” – Image courtesy of the artist and Hamzianpour & Kia

Born in 1988, Davoud is one of a new generation of Iranian women artists whose subject matter is of women before and after the revolution in Iran. Focusing on family, friends, and highly recognized women of their time, she metaphorically weaves a fabric of found and imagined imagery of both generations, culled from her intensive research of photographs, documentaries, home movies, and printed and shared stories from the past. Davoud proffers a paintable history with personal insight into the experience of the hidden women of her land and to those who like her must fight bravely for their right to live in society as they choose. Often depicted in various socio-political and historical situations, these women in reality exist in a patriarchal society. They are forced for the sake of their own survival to succumb to the telling of a history that has attempted to exclude women. Her art emphasizes how the “power of presence” constitutes women’s agency in today’s Iran. 

On view: May 28, 2022 – June 30, 2022

What:  “TEKRAR,” Soudeh Davoud
Where: Hamzianpour & Kia, 5225 Wilshire Blvd #212, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Website: https://www.hamzianpourandkia.com