Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 13 from 6pm to 8pm
Join the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center for an artist talk with Azadeh. Sahraeian Azadeh will be discussing her creative process as well as the exquisite abstract drawings in her solo exhibition, Form and Formation.
The evening program will be as follows:
- 6:00-6:30PM Viewing the Exhibition and Networking
- 6:30-7:30PM Azadeh will speak on her work
- 7:30 -8:00PM Q&A and Networking
My artistic practice is more focused on the formation process rather than the form itself; hence, my drawings represent the process of genesis and growth; the lines grow from points that have been set on motion, as the plant grows from its seed. Each drawing begins with a single element, a “center,” and continues with duplication process in which strong centers evolve in levels of scale, pronounced boundaries and alternative repetition.
Emerging new centers continue till the whole drawing evolves. In this process there is a reciprocal insight between centers and the whole; as one finds ways to better understand the centers, the whole becomes better defined and the clarity of the whole makes centers more clear and yet they say more about the whole. Thus, my meticulous art works come along with a gradual formation in level of details. They are harmonious whole yet developed step-by-step; organic yet abstract; unpredictable yet mathematical; ordered yet chaotic; still yet fluxing. There is a continuous mutation in the process of emerging; an ongoing dialogue between formation and deformation in which my drawings unfold only a spectrum of it.
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center is located at 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA.