Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Final Week of CA Biennial! Countdown of Biennial Highlights...Taravat Telepasand

Taravat Talepasand, The Censored Garden, 2008;
Egg tempera and gold leaf on linen; 44 x 30 in.;
Collection of Michael Frank Black, Scottsdale, Arizona
Image courtesy of the artist and Marx and Zavatterro, San Francisco
Biennial Artist: Taravat Talepasand
San Francisco-based artist Taravat Talepasand, of Iranian descent, explores the intersections between dual cultural traditions—American/Persian, insider/outsider, male/female. In Censored Garden (2008), she addresses the marriage between beauty and ugliness, desire and censorship, tradition and innovation. The painting, made of egg tempura paint and gold leaf, depicts a traditional Persian flower motif with pixilated imagery that reveals and conceals.

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