Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yellowstone Art Museum exhibits Hooshang Khorasani's work in 'Art Auction 42: Hollywood Extravaganza'

Hooshang's painting "Quiet Horse" is part of the 42nd Annual Art Auction at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Mont. The event is a juried show with more than 600 artists vying for the opportunity to be one of the 160 artists represented.

"Art Auction 42: Hollywood Extravaganza" celebrates the elegance of 1942 Hollywood and will take place March 6.

Artwork featured in the exhibition, which began Jan. 28, showcases the eclectic mix of styles that has come to characterize the culture of Montana. Artwork ranges from "cutting edge" contemporary to traditional landscape to Western and includes painting, sculpture, ceramics, furniture and jewelry. The auction draws collectors from across the country.

Yellowstone Art Museum is the largest and most comprehensive art museum in Montanta. Contemporary and historic work from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists is featured there in changing exhibitions.

To preview the auction and see the museum’s catalog, visit Live and silent auctions will begin at 5:30 p.m. March 6; bids may be placed at the event or by absentee bid. Call (406) 256-6804 to contact the museum for more information.

'Be ready to be surprised' by Hooshang Khorasani's abstacts

"Be ready to be surprised by the abstract art of Hooshang Khorasani. They are vibrant, with beautiful textures and colors. He sent two sets of paintings. One set I have hung together to see how they interact next to each other, and the other set I have hung separately. It is always surprising to me how these paintings still interact with one another even though they are separated. The brilliant colors reach out to each other and to the observer, completing a circle of interaction."

- Excerpt from "Contemporary Artists at Andrews Art Museum," The Andrews (N.C.) Journal, May 14, 2009

One set of the paintings described is shown above, "Luminescence #2." The museum is shown below.