Exhibition

Afsoon: Searching for Myself in the Forest of Bewitchment

19 Oct 2023 – 18 Nov 2023

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Thursday
11:00 – 17:00
Friday
11:00 – 17:00
Saturday
11:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 17:00

Free admission

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ADVOCARTSY West Hollywood

West Hollywood
California, United States

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ADVOCARTSY is proud to present Afsoon’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, "Searching For Myself In The Forest Of Bewitchment," with a public opening reception on Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 6-9pm at ADVOCARTSY’s West Hollywood gallery.

About

This presentation of a unique, one of a kind body of work synthesizes Afsoon’s gift for storytelling across complex mediums– like linocut, watercolor and collage– along with decades of research, culminating in a distinctive and multifaceted visual lexicon. Her references span the near and ancient past, yet are continually looking towards the future, welcoming visitors into the perfect present of Afsoon’s Forest of Bewitchment

In searching for herself, Afsoon returned to some of her favorite subjects for inspiration– talismans, poetry, and fairytales from her childhood in Iran. Additionally, she rediscovered her affinity for using linocut, which was one of her earliest mediums. The intensive process of cutting the lino, proofing, and hand printing these selection of unique works is integral in understanding how Afsoon’s use of collage signifies a return to and expansion of her roots.

Afsoon has always been fascinated by the idea of talismans and amulets and collects examples from around the world, but the majority of her collection is from Iran. In this body of work, the intricate pieces tell stories full of hope, wishes, fear and anticipation, honoring the heroism of women throughout history and folklore. These talismans are continuously referring to belief systems embedded in the cultural psyche, especially exploring the folklore of heroic women across centuries. The universality of Afsoon’s artistic storytelling brings her oeuvre of original works together as one breathing entity, a theatrical collection of allegories that speak to each other as much as they do their audience.  


All are welcome to attend the public opening of Searching For Myself In The Forest Of Bewitchment at ADVOCARTSY’s West Hollywood Gallery on Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 6-9 pm, where the artist will be present.

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Roshi Rahnama

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Afsoon

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