28 Oct - 21 Nov, 2023
All the pieces were created between 2016 and 2018 and are being shown for the first time. This is Edalatkhah’s second solo show in Los Angeles; his first was also presented by Hamzianpour & Kia. The current exhibition is being mounted in conjunction with Edalatkhah’s show Quarantine Orchids, running concurrently at Sahar K. Boluki Art Gallery in Toronto, Canada.
Tales of New York is a visual diary of a seminal phase in Edalatkhah’s personal journey. Born in Iran, he moved to New York City in 2016, and the process of documenting that experience culminated in this series of paintings. Wandering the streets of his new home city, Edalatkhah felt compelled to paint what he saw and express his feelings about it all. But more than just a very personal expression, this series speaks to a universal experience – of leaving the familiar and entering and assimilating into any new environment.