October 4th – October 29th, 2 0 1 4
The opening reception for Mally Khorasantchi, Recent Paintings, will be held on Thursday, October 9th, from 6 – 8 p.m. For further information, please contact the gallery at (212) 941-1817, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Mally Khorasantchi was born in Germany shortly after the end of World War II. She started paninting from early age and studied under established German painters until she relocated to Florida in the early 1990s. From 2005, Khorasantchi has been painting full time and has been attracting her both private and corporate collectors from all over the world. In additions, the United Arts Council of Collier County awarded her this year’s “Stars in the Arts Award”. Her works are included in numerous private and corporate collections such as Two Harbors Investment Corp., KW Properties, and David Poorman Architect.
“To be sure, Khorasantchi’s bold, keyed-up depictions bring to mind the mystical landscapes of Charles Burchfield, who similarly worked from familiar surroundings and imbued his imagery with deep personal symbolism, probing the mysteries of nature in an attempt to reveal his inner thoughts and moods. While the calligraphic strokes and transcendental light infusing such works as Plantation relate to the early-20th-century master’s aesthetic, Khorasantchi’s compositions, though unsettled in spots, bare no ominous cast. The turbulence, the swarm of jagged lines and fiery hues in the “Death of the Bumblebee” and “Genesis” canvases, does not tell of internal brooding and fears, but are rather homages to nature’s order. They are a celebration of the birds, bees, fish and flowers inhabiting an everchanging and enchanting landscape.”**
**Deidre Stein Greben is a former managing editor of ARTnews magazine and currently a contributing editor. In addition to ARTnews, her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Newsday, Elle Décor, Art + Auction, among other publications. She has also edited several catalogues for the Whitney Museum of American Art and have written scripts for museum exhibition audio tours produced by Acoustiguide and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
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