july, 2019

24julallday05octParviz Tanavoli | Oh Nightingale


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“My cages are homes of hopes. And I put a lot of things in the cages. It’s the opposite of what some people think: I do not consider what I put in cages imprisoned, but preserved, made safe.” Parviz Tanavoli, 1976

The West Vancouver Art Museum is delighted to present this exhibition of work by the eminent Iranian-Canadian artist, Parviz Tanavoli. A resident of West Vancouver for over three decades, Tanavoli is among Canada’s most significant contemporary artists. This exhibition will feature work that spans his six-decade career, focusing on his wearable art and small sculptures, prints and paintings of birds, cages and locks. The artist has returned repeatedly to these forms, allowing him to explore the themes of freedom, nothingness, poetry and history, while playing with his viewer’s awareness of traditional function and meaning. Just as he subverts the accepted meaning of a cage, he explores dualisms that manifest themselves as both significant and trivial, a poet contrasting the everyday with the remarkable.

Courtesy of West Vancouver Art Museum.


July 24 (Wednesday) - October 5 (Saturday)


West Vancouver Art Museum

680 17th Street, West Vancouver BC V7V 3T2


West Vancouver Art Museum 680 17th Street, West Vancouver BC V7V 3T2

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