RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (February 14, 2010) – The month-long show was entitled “Secrets: New Works,” and it featured 28 of Sholeh’s abstract paintings, including five award winning works.
The show was held from February 15 through March 14 and featured an open-house style reception on Sunday, February 28 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. with a talk by the artist at 2 p.m. The gallery is located at 34 Halpin Lane in Ridgefield, CT 06877.
From the press release: Sholeh is an accomplished artist whose works are found in Europe, Middle East and North America. Her work is characterized by strong brush strokes, rich textures and vibrant colors and her creative, spontaneous and affectionate personality shines through her paintings, which unite past, present and future and represents a great strength of cultural identity.
Born in Tehran, she adopted the United States as her home in 1988. While her talents were originally recognized by Persian traditionalists, she has since concentrated on still life, nudes, portraits and abstract paintings, which has brought her praise from a broad spectrum of American and European enthusiasts. The vibrancy of her colors and her ability to express real life through her work is the defining characteristic of her creativity. Her recent works have focused on abstract paintings, through which she expresses her vision through a myriad of colors and shapes.
Sholeh’s paintings typically evoke a unique response. Collectors of Sholeh’s work have commented that her paintings provide a constant interaction with the viewer – as if taken on a journey to a new place and time. Repeated viewings of her work reveal something that hadn’t seen before – a constant interaction with the individual, as if the painting changes dynamically time after time. In this sense, the individual finds each of Sholeh’s works as an expression of their own artistic vision.
Sholeh maintains her studio in Westport, Connecticut. In the last twelve months, some of her most recent award-winning works have been on display at the Bowery Gallery in New York City (curated by Paul Resika); the Viridian Artists Gallery in New York City; Andrews Art Museum in Andrews, NC; FABRIKA in Paterson, NJ; and Westport Arts Center in Westport, CT.