Even/If it is all about abstract concepts of line, shape and color/tone, still one learns these elements only from the outside world.
I had a privilege to be a part of the very interesting project “Beauty and the Brain” at the American University Katzen Arts Center. I had an art show at the art Center during month of February and on 22 of February we had a discussion on the topic. Special thanks to Anne L’Ecuyer, Andrew Taylor and Christopher Alan and everyone who found time to be there with us. I had a chance to meet two neuroscientists from AU prof. Terry Davidson and prof. Art Shapiro. Their input was a highlight of the event in my opinion. As always Arts Management Department of AU did a terrific job organizing the event.
Beauty and the Brain4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Friday, February 22 ,
Abramson Family Recital Hall at the American University Katzen Art Center
I am please to be a part of the 2013 American University Arts Management Spring Colloquium that explores the Science of the Visual Perception and connection of this field to the visual art . I will have an opportunity to share my thoughts regarding this topic on February 22 at the Katzen Art Center. My recent paintings will be shown at the Katzen Art Center from February 4 – 25.
In October I was a panelist on an interesting forum at American University pertaining to a recent NEA study ‘How Art Works.’ Thanks to Anne L’Ecuyer, of the Arts Management program at AU for inviting me and facilitating the conversation.
The Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts
S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3038/39
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Blue/Orange Lines)
Beginners Oct. 19–Nov. 30 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m registration
Continued Oct. 19—Nov. 30 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. registration
VisArts at Rockville
155 Gibbs Street, third floor,
Rockville, MD 20850
Metro: Rockville (Red Line)
Oct. 1 - Nov. 19 7:00pm - 9:30pm registration
I had privileged to meet great people at the office of American Islamic Congress in Boston. With help of Karabakh foundation Shikhaliev’s family paintings will be exhibited in the beautiful gallery on Newbury street . Paintings of my father Talat Shikhaliyev and my works will be on viewing from May 10 to June 8
38 Newbury Street, 7th Floor,
Boston, MA 02116
We all are familiar with moments in life when things seemingly mundane and disconnected come together to spark deep and intense psychological experience, through which we access the state of mind which I call “Spiritual”. As any other emergence phenomena Spiritual is ambivalent and doesn’t lend itself to the tools of the analyses or deconstruction. It is even hard to say if this dimension existed before the physical reality and at some point of evolution of life, physical matter gained access to it or it was created as a result of the very specific human inner experience collected and passed through generations. But if one believes, as I do, that purpose of artistic activity is to reflect Reality, it becomes an urgent necessity for artist to discover and understand the role and consequences of Spiritual in the creation of our Reality.