Being Human

Sara Tavana - Solo Show

3 Sep - 17 Sep, 2021

Being Human

Characters of Sara Tavana are caught in situations where they seem to be confined in a metafictional whimsy, trapped in a story that its outcome has already been written. Characters circling in their own progressions, menaced by some force that they can't understand. Artist refuses to accept the complex human condition as it is, in all its labyrinth like layers, and in response she creates a solution; dismissing reality and fully embracing the absurdity and complexity of the situation. It is through this acceptance that artist liberates herself; there is no tragedy, there are no easy solutions, but there is relief once you start to laugh. The happiness from the contempt is all the greater. These crippled hybrids are 'non-knowers' and ‘non-can-ers’, nevertheless they want to be part of the circle of life, to participate in its cycle, to wear clothes and shoes and to partake in the feast and ultimately to receive approval. For these enthusiastic half human, half non-human beings, the absurdity of the situation is by itself a situation. The objective is to create havens where the soul can take refuge from the chaos and ugliness, to float in the strength of humanity’s unbounded imagination. Artist hand crafts and paints every single piece in the series and her meticulous attention to detail and the magnificence of colors, are a denial of ugliness that we are encircled with in our daily lives. The strength of these forms and their balance, are evidence of maturity of an artist who by staring at darkness promises relief and strength to persevere. Nazila Noebashari

In this show