The Mayor’s Gallery presents:
“Strength and Beauty”
Persian influenced paintings and pastels by
March 7 to May 4th, 2023
Artists’ reception March 30 @ 5:30 - 7:30 PM
10th floor Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT
Covered on-site parking
weekdays 9am - 4pm by appointment
The Stamford Mayor’s Gallery presents “Strength and Beauty”: Persian influenced paintings and pastels by Afsaneh Djabbari-Aslani at The Mayor’s Gallery of Stamford. The exhibition runs from March 7th thru May 4rd 2023. The artist’s reception is scheduled for March 30, from 5:30-7:30 PM where the public is invited to meet the artist.
Iranian born artist Afsaneh Djabbari-Aslani attended USC’s Roski School of Art and Design, at the onset of the Iran’s Islamic Revolution. The upheaval in her native country culminated with the US Embassy hostage crisis dramatically transformed her world, with a significant influence on her artistic work. Afsaneh says she never finds art relaxing, “It is a very active emotion for me.” She is very responsive to issues in the world reflecting on a self-portrait from 1982,” I had hoped that 40 years later I would look at this and put it away as part of my history, where politics, religion and sexism would be resolved and I would not feel this trapped. Unfortunately, politics, inequality, sexism and misogynistic behavior continues with all its trappings in an imbalanced world.” Somehow through that backdrop she has managed to infuse her work with bright colors, light, water, texture and reflections, tracing back to her Persian roots where color and decorative art is part of its rich history.
Afsaneh was a Board Member at New Canaan Art Society and Standing Together Against Racism. She continues to be a member of Stamford’s Loft Artist Association, Fairfield County Cultural Alliance and Greenwich Art Society, where she shows her work several times a year.
The Mayor’s Gallery is located on the 10th floor of Stamford’s Government Center. The City of Stamford which gives area artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in this space. There are six exhibitions annually featuring emerging and professional artists. Please contact curator Ellen Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org to view the exhibit weekdays 9am – 4pm.