Art on show in Brighton and Hove & East and West Sussex
A champagne reception to honour Darvish Fakhr’s solo exhibit at EOA Gallery, Battersea will be held on Wednesday Oct 15th 11.30 to 13.00.
The show, Palimpsest, runs from 4th September until 8th November 2014.
Palimpsest! show is inspired by the walls of contemporary Iran where uncensored communication is possible: politics, stories even obituaries. Eschewing design and decoration Darvish focuses on the humanity of his mostly female subjects. On the surface, or else buried beneath multiple layers of paint, DF presents brief apercus of recent Iranian history, each one suggestive of its relationship to the present.
DF: “The Walls are witnesses to what they see.”
Fakhr’s nine-panel painting of Akram Khan is in the National Portrait Gallery permanent collection and, among other awards, he won the BP Portraits Travel Award to Iran. A graduate of The Slade he has lived and painted in Brighton for the past fifteen years and is an active member of the Sussex County Arts Club where he sometimes gives lessons.
EOA Gallery has organised free transport from South London Gallery to EOA at 11am, returning to the Frieze Regents Park 1pm. Places are limited and booking is essential.
RSVP: Corey@eoaprojects.com, 07908590278, 0207350 1336
Edge of Arabia Gallery, 40 Elcho Street, London SW 11 4 AU. www.Eoaprojects.com
Edge of Arabia Gallery was established in 2009 as a gallery platform for artists working between the Middle East, Europe and United States. Darvish Fakhr can be found on Facebook and Wikipedia.