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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
January 6 - February 16, 2009
Los Angeles, CA

Highways Performance and Art Space
presents:

2001 Knights: Tales Told at Dawn
Compositions by Shahryar Amiri

Reception Saturday, February 7, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Mention SHAHRYAR at the Highways’ box office and get $5 off
Naked Creatures curated by Ian Mackinnon starting at 8:30 pm on 2/7/09.

The emotion-filled compositions of Shahryar are dynamic representations of influences that have rarely been brought together before in a body of work. He expertly blends his Iranian heritage with his strong sense of sexuality by relying on his culture’s appreciation for poetry and color.

At first glance, the resulting artwork is startling and perhaps shocking, but after longer observation the compositions’ nuances resolve the initial perceptions of conflict and the viewer develops a deeper sense of meaning by closely studying the pieces that read like books.

For Shahryar, the use of vivid colors is the key to expressing himself and his compositions glow with electric blues, reds and yellows. Adding to the richness of the works are strong symbols and heavy imagery as well as excerpts of poems written by Shahryar in his native tongue and great Persian poets such as Omar Khayyam.

He creates his compositions in a classical style through a complex manipulation of photos combined with original digital artwork.

Highways Performance and Art Space
Gallery Hours: Hours: 6:30 - 8:30 PM before performances (usually Thursday - Saturday)
and by appointment (or chance) on weekdays.

1651 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404  Map
310.315.1459 Leave message with telephone number.
Highways
Performance and Art Space Website

2001 Knights Website

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