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Washington Post highlighted Saya Behnam's " Infinity" piece at their Weekend Going Out for Montgomery County page, for the Saya Behnam's  opening show at the Gallery B, Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts and Entertainments District

WASHINGTON POST HIGHLIGHTED SAYA BEHNAM'S SHOW AT BETHESDA URBAN PARTNERSHIP​

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Washington Post Review June 2017

Washington Post review for the "Tea & Saffron and Spice" Series  show at Artist's Proof Gallery in June 2017

 

 

Even if none of Saya Behnam's paintings included Farsi script, which a few do, the influence of Persian illuminated manuscripts would be clear just from the colors. The Tehran-born, Leesburg-based artist's elegant pictures are abstract rather than representational, but they're clearly linked to tradition. Her Artist's Proof show, "Saffron & Tea," glistens with flower and mineral pigments used for centuries in one-of-a-kind illustrated books.

 

In addition to the titular substances, the artist employs henna, coffee, and hibiscus, supplemented by gold. Dabs of the latter dance across a series of florals on white backdrops, while other compositions include 3-D spirals of gold leaf or white and yellow paint. The juxtaposition of loosely and tightly painted forms complements the contrast between watery, overlapping tints and rock-solid hues.

 

The results are usually delicate, which befits techniques such as the way Behnam blows saffron grains across the surface, letting them fall where they may. As the artist writes, this process yields a permanent "testament" to a fleeting gesture.

 

Saya Behnam: Saffron & Tea On view through June 25 at Artist's Proof, 1533 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-803-2782. aproof.net.

Washington Post Review June 2017

Interview with VOA at MPArtFest 2016.

Interview with VOA 2016

Interview with VOA at MPArtFest 2016.

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Article from NVCC  Alexandria Fine Art Program

Every Month or so, you can find amazing art, right here on campus and down the hill from Center for Design, Media and the Arts.  The place?  The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center!!!  Artists from all over the world display here and come for opening receptions and gallery talks.....

 

Art Exhibition:​

Art AT THE RACHEL M. SCHLESINGER CONCERT HALL AND ART CENTER

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 May 2017

While I have not studied art formally (save a few classes when I was abroad in Madrid), I have found myself increasingly interested in getting to know new (especially local) artists, such as Saya Behnam.  .... Read more Link here

 

At Home DC, Artist Spot light: SAYA BEHNAM

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INTERVIEW WITH VOICE OF AMERICA (VOA) AT LA VEI EN BLEU SHOW FEBRUARY 08, 2017

Interview with VOA at MPArtFest 2016.

EARTH SPIRITS SHOW, WETA

Intervie with Voice of America at MPAartfest 2014 

Interview with VOA 2015