June 2 – August 22, 2008
The Vilcek Foundation, New York
Art Projects International is pleased to announce that the Vilcek Foundation will present an exhibition of paintings by Pouran Jinchi, an Iranian-born, New York artist who borrows from her home culture’s traditions of literature and calligraphy to pursue her own aesthetic investigations. Texts are morphed beyond recognition into flowing, anthropomorphic shapes. On vibrantly hued grounds individual brush strokes appear or meld into delineations and structures that derive from a particular mating of the world of letters and the aesthetics of form. In her approach to painting, Jinchi combines traditional, formal training with influences from recent practices in contemporary painting.
The exhibition celebrates the inaugural opening of the Vilcek Foundation’s new headquarters and cultural center located at 167 East 73rd Street in New York City and will be on view from June 2 to August 22, 2008. The Vilcek Foundation honors foreign-born scholars and artists living in the United States who have made outstanding contributions to society.