The Beverly Hills artSHOW returns on Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will be the 40th anniversary for the free bi-annual art show. Over 240 artists will participate in the event running along four blocks from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive.
Show manager, Karen McLean has been actively participating in the planning of this event for the past sixteen years. She said she has seen lots of changes. “The type of art at the show has transitioned from a lot of plein air and abstract, very pretty work to art that is urban and/or realistic and/or pop,” said McLean.
“Time Spent in Dreamland” is this year’s theme and artist Sona Mirzaei new pop art pieces work within this realm. “Currently I am working in mixed media, abstract, public art projects, pop art, street art, and host of other mediums.” The artist will feature art from her “Mind Blown” series. Mirzaei explained it was created to allow the viewer to experience a Déjà vu sense of familiarity.She continued, “It also explores multiculturalism, science, and symbolism, as well as humanity.”
Mirzaei is also set to show in New York City with Art for Progress at Noosphere gallery in the Lower East Side (a non profit based there supporting emerging/mid-level artist throughout the US). Works from“Mind Blown” series will also be shown at this event.
She will also participate in yet another event taking place the same weekend as the Beverly Hills artSHOW. “Coincidentally, I am currently working on Mind Blown # 3,”…said the artist, “because it has also been selected to be featured in the upcoming Rush Philanthropic collaboration with Bombay Sapphire Gin - Art Basel artisan competition.” The event will take place in Chinatown at Coagula gallery.
“My art is always changing in some ways, yet it is still contemporary themes so the contrast of bodies of work really don't contradict each other. I work in collections and groups so it keeps a nice balance of change, excitement, fresh concepts, but still consistence of previous works from years ago.
November has fall colors and hints of winter in the painting. It has complexity in depth, the mediums, design, and is three dimensional. These aspects really enhance the overall concept of this moment in November and all the it represents. You could stare long enough into the horizon of this piece and literally could experience a November day anywhere in the world and that makes the piece more dynamic in my opinion.
Mirzaei will be part of several exhibitions in 2015. She adds “Art Basel is a great way to end the year and nice way to start a new chapter and I am looking forward to it.”
This Saturday & Sunday, (October 18th & 19th), stop by and visit Sona Mirzaei at the Beverly Hills artSHOW from 10-5pm. The free event takes place at the Beverly Gardens on Santa Monica Boulevard from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive. For more info call www.beverlyhills.org/artshow To find out more about Sona Mizaei’s art , see http://www.sonamirzaei.com/