Iranian Art Finds Its American Home At The Lelia Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery

by CAROLINA FRANCESCA · May 28, 2009

[Curator Dr. Layla Diba, Nazee Koltz, gallery owner Leila Heller. Photos by JACKIE SNOW for PMc] Yesterday, the UES art scene was moving and shaking to a different beat at the Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery. The exhibition entitled, Selseleh/Zelzeleh: Movers & Shakers in Contemporary Iranian Art, is a group show made up of 40 artists, all of whom are Iranian (or hold that as their heritage). Art Log explains the title of the show and its purpose- "Selseleh/Zelzeleh (loosely translated as Tradition/Tremor) seeks to illuminate the depth and richness of Iranian art from the post WWII generation to the present." Since some of this art (of all different media) has never been shown in the US, its definitely a must-see.

Houshyar Kasani, Amir Raiss, Niki Manray

Bodo Korsig, John Dewitt

Sam Bardaouil, Leila Heller

Pamela Peeters, Eric Hunt Slater

Nazgol Alizadeh

Janina Joffe, Jessica Joffe, Darius Yektai

Scott Cantini, Pouran Jinchi

Martin Saar, Faranak Amirsaleh

Dana Farouki , Saman Westberg