Drawing Words | Nina Ghanbarzadeh

Drawing Words | Nina Ghanbarzadeh

A solo exhibition of work by Milwaukee-based artist Nina Ghanbarzadeh

CIRCA Gallery is excited to present Drawing Words, Nina Ghanbarzadeh’s first solo show with the gallery. Drawing Words can be viewed online May 13-July 7, 2021. An artist talk will be held on Instagram; further details are forthcoming. 

Nina Ghanbarzadeh (Milwaukee, WI) uses a range of media to deconstruct cultural and language-specific symbols and letterforms. Delicate line and dot drawings, sizeable sculptures, and acrylic paintings on frosted mylar are composed of forms derived from the Farsi language and Persian culture. A distinct and gentle sense of movement is palpable across mediums established through dense repetition and pattern.

“We might not be able to read a language different from our own, but we understand line, dots, shapes, and colors,” says Ghanbarzadeh. “I use [these basic forms] in repetition to create dual meaning: first, a literal translation of the text, and second, artistic and symbolic.”

CIRCA Gallery celebrates 31 years of offering artwork from emerging and established contemporary artists to its collectors and community. In May 2020, CIRCA transitioned to an online-only presence using digital exhibitions and online events to bring abstract artwork to an ever-expanding audience. Please contact us to set an appointment or browse available artwork on our website. 

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