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Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2013 5:26 PM


Colors of Spring: Poetic Abstraction
Artwork by Abbas Khajeaian-March 29th-April 27, 2013 at Niza Knoll Gallery.

“When love sets you aflame, seek your resurrection in the ashes!” This poetic statement from Iranian born artist Abbas Khajeaian describes how he has come to abstract painting—by means of Persian poetry and east/west philosophy. He believes that colors and textures are the ashes from which an artist is resurrected again and again. His inspiration has roots in Persian miniature paintings and the colors of Iranian life.

Niza Knoll Gallery at 915 Santa Fe Drive will be saturated with the bright and colorful pigments of Khajeaian’s abstract acrylic paintings March 29th-April 27, 2013. The public is invited to view and purchase works during regular gallery hours Wednesday-Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday 1-4 pm and during the following special events:

Opening Reception: Friday, March 29, 6-9 pm
First Friday Art Walk: April 5, 4-9 pm
Gallery Talk: (Abbas Khajeaian will talk about his life and work)- Third Friday, April 19, 7 pm

There seems no limit to the talent and inspiration of Abbas Khajeaian. He moved to the United States in the early 1960’s and with a Ph.D. in education, worked as a professor until he was sidelined with a stroke in 1997. He taught himself mosaic art and, with one hand, set about beautifying the outdoor living space of his home. He opened Kashi Kari Gallery with his daughter Roya in 2003 where they created custom mosaic sculpture and furniture. He remains a denizen of the vibrant Art District on Santa Fe where his artistic mix has more recently expanded to poetry and painting. His work can also be seen at Café Byblos at 4th and Corona streets in Denver.

Niza Knoll received her formal training in painting and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Before becoming a full-time visual artist she had two rewarding careers as a graphic designer and a teacher of painting and photography. She opened her own gallery in 2009 where she loves getting to know the exhibiting artists and visitors to her space while supporting the art community as a whole. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday, 1-4, First and Third Friday 4-9 pm. The Mix Co-op in the back of the gallery is also open for visitors during these hours.

For more information visit www[dot]nizaknollgallery[dot]com and for questions contact Niza at nizak[at]mac[dot]com or 303-953-1789.

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