Uncommon Terrain

Uncommon Terrain explores place from an abstract perspective. Each of the works included is anchored in a physical material or in a collective history that is transcended by personal perception, intuition, and embodied experience. The page, the canvas, or the gallery itself stands in for the landscape of the mind. The works are the tangible manifestations of a journey of discovery to understanding the self through contact with the other. Using painting, drawing, sculpture and photography, these five artists reveal something about themselves as well as the viewing audience—the places we have been, the people we have met, and the terrain we have traversed both physically and mentally.

Shulamit Nazarian, Venice, CA. July 29-August 28, 2015. Participating artists: Amir H. Fallah, Sherin Guirguis, Galia Linn, Elham RokniSanaz Mazinani.

3D virtual walk-through of the exhibition, created by Craig Sauer.

Galia Linn. Guardian, 2015. Stoneware on wood base.

Galia Linn. Guardian, 2015. Stoneware on wood base.

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Works by Galia Linn

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Elham Rokni. Space Minaret, 2015. Mixed media on paper. 42.75 x 64 inches.

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Sherin Guirguis. Untitled (hexagon), 2015. Mixed media on hand-cut paper. 40 x 46 x 2 inches.

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Sanaz Mazinani. French Contrails, from the series Frames of the Visible, 2014. 34 x 34 x 1.5 inches. Photograph mounted on dibond.

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Installation view with artwork by Amir H. Fallah, Sherin Guirguis, Elham Rokni, and Galia Linn.

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Installation view with artwork by Elham Rokni, Amir H. Fallah, Sherin Guirguis, and Galia Linn.

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Installation view with artwork by Sherin Guirguis, Elham Rokni, Amir H. Fallah, and Galia Linn.

Galia Linn. Guardian, 2015. Stoneware on wood base.