Taymour Grahne Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in this year’s EXPO Chicago, from September 17 - 20, located at booth 525. For the fair’s fourth edition, the gallery presents a two-person booth in the fair’s main section dedicated to new works by Nicky Nodjoumi and Nadia Ayari; two generations of artists who use allegory to paint politically open-ended narratives that question dominant systems of power.
Nicky Nodjoumi’s nuanced figurative paintings engage in political, satirical discourse; layering personal heritage and first handed experiences in Iran and the U.S. into scenes that resonate beyond specific historical contexts or geographical boundaries. His work articulates a geography tainted by politics, history and culture.
Nadia Ayari’s work focuses on political landscapes. Using recurring sets of protagonists, her paintings relate conceptual narratives from surrounding structures. For the fig, the character at the center of her compositions, the way through said structures is sanguine. Her recent explorations in fresco add a sculptural dimension to her richly dense surfaces and question dominant historical armatures.