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Exhibition Detail
Elnaz Javani's Exhibition
Curated by: HOMA ART GALLERY
No. 58, Babak Bahrami St., Between Zafar & Niayesh Vali Asr Ave
HOMA ART GALLERY
tehran
Iran, Islamic Republic of


June 25th, 2010 - July 6th, 2010
Opening: 
June 25th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.elnazjavani.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Iran, Islamic Republic of
EMAIL:  
ELNAZ2AJA@YAHOO.COM
PHONE:  
+(98)2188651571-2
OPEN HOURS:  
16 - 20 PM
> DESCRIPTION
Narrating with a Needle Elnaz Javani has exposed her feminine sensitivities through tissues and stitches. These works are done in ‘femage’ (female+image) style, a term invented by Miriam Schapiro for her textiles and feminine artworks. Yet, it mostly reminds us of our mother’s and grandmother’s bundles and closets and the childhood delight of discovering spools, buttons and colorful tissues… In a same way, Elnaz Javani has referred to her grandmother’s tissues as well as Turkish love-stories inspiring the titles of her works and the style of her stitches. This is while her works do not illustrated anything, nor are her stitches ordinary. She combines words with textile images creating a world of her own. From time to time, a figure or a face stands out of the fabric of patterns. It is more in the style of painters, but with a needle and strings, not a brush. Speaking literally Javani (=youthfulness) of Javani can be clearly seen in her brave choice of patterns and her new attitude towards textile and such youthfulness is accompanied with a love-story so as to make her textiles all the more intimate and local. A shadow of death lurks in the narratives of her works as well as a whispering feminine tenderness. Dr Behnam Kamrani

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