Brand Library Launches ‘Art Talk Tuesdays’ Nov. 1
Art Talk Tuesdays, a new Brand Library and Art Center initiative that invites contemporary artists to discuss their work and the issues that surround them, will kick off this coming Tuesday by featuring artist Delbar Shahbaz.
Shahbaz, a Los Angeles-based artist from Iran, will give a presentation about her work and participate in a moderated discussion with Los Angeles artist and writer Jennifer Remenchik, followed by a Q&A. This program is free and open to the public.
According to the Brand, Shahbaz deploys sources in her multi-media artworks reflecting her role as a woman, artist, immigrant, and teacher. Shahbaz’s work explores self-identity as a fluid, multidimensional concept defined by social and cultural context. As a new immigrant woman, she examines body image, beauty perception and female identity through the lens of different cultures. Shahbaz borrows from a wide range of influences, from ancient fertility totems to unknown female outsiders’ writings. Her work creates a world of fantasy where her lovable and loathsome creatures are mirroring their identities through textured human forms that are glamorized by their material construction. Shahbaz depicts the beauty and brutality of the body, driving the viewer to touch and play with the artwork.
Shahbaz received her first Master of Fines Arts degree from Art University in Tehran in 2008, and she has pursued a career as a professional artist and educator for the past 10 years. In 2013, Shahbaz moved to the United States. She received her second MFA from ArtCenter College of Design and has worked at ArtCenter College of Design and College of the Canyons as a part-time faculty member. Shahbaz has exhibited her work in Los Angeles, Tehran, London, Chicago, Montreal and New York.
The event begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Brand Library and Art Center.
- Sponsoring Organization: Brand Library and Art Center
- Location or Venue: Brand Library and Art Center