Garden City, NY - September 12, 2016 - The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program is pleased to present a captivating exhibition featuring the work of artist Mahmoud Hamadani: Endless Roads. “A visual exploration of basic dualisms, with which we grapple everyday, often with little awareness.” This exhibition will be on view in the Performing Arts Center Gallery (Second Floor) through Sunday, October 30, 2016. A reception will be held on Wednesday, September 28, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
“The inspiration for the Endless Roads series is best captured by the following stanza from the poem The Untimely Traveler by Azadeh Farahmand:
I am the last child;
in search of the origins of my belatedness
all corners of desire
and the endless roads
Endless Roads is a visual narration of a perpetual search. It is a mapping of the unending and abstract nature of pursuit of beauty and meaning. What Borges intimates as “the human game of nights and days,” and Rumi refers to as the “search for that which cannot be found.” Endless Roads is autobiographical. I came to art relatively late in life after having worked in disparate and seemingly unrelated fields for two decades. Not unlike my own search, the process of creating these drawings is akin to searching for an image as opposed to producing something preconceived.
The process of making these drawings is akin to “the search for that which cannot be found.” An image appears through a process of decisions and accidents. And just as in life where much depends on chance, it’s ultimately our decisions that give shape and meaning to this out of control process.”
Mahmoud Hamadani's works are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The British Museum. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York, Dubai and London. He is a recipient of Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. Hamadani earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from State University of New York and a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was born in Iran and lives in New York City.
To view glimpses of the works online, please visit here. The Performing Arts Center Gallery is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Find us on social media: Facebook and Twitter/Instagram.
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