Carter Burden Gallery presents three new exhibitions: Painted Verse in the East Gallery featuring Steve Silver and Barbara Coleman; Continuation of Color and Abstraction in the West Gallery featuring Emily Rich; and On the Wall featuring Azita Ghafouri. The reception will be held August 23, 2018 from 6 - 8 p.m. The exhibition runs from August 23rd through September 13th at 548 West 28th Street in New York City. There will be a poetry reading by Steve Silver on Thursday, September 6th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
In On the Wall, Azita Ghafouri presents a large installation of bold and vibrant painted canvases that have been torn and reapplied to one another, creating an undulating visual effect. With a background in architecture, Ghafouri’s work has a structural quality, while her abstract paintings highlight her energetic brushstrokes.
Azita Ghafouri was born in Iran to Russian parents. She received her masters in urban planning and architecture from Tehran University. Ghafouri has balanced her professional work as an architect with her passion for painting for over four decades.
She has exhibited her work widely throughout the United States and internationally. Exhibition highlights include: Azad Gallery in 1971, 1972, 1973; Takht-Jamshid Gallery in Tehran in 1975; Goethe Institute in 1976; Numpkin Gallery in San Diego in 1979; and the Museum of Balboa Park in San Diego in 1980.