TRACING SHADOWS is a solo exhibition presenting two bodies of work by Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi. Using both drawing and sculpture, Modarres-Sadeghi's work explores Iranian identity in a globalized world. Her series Ma Miaeem va Miravim (We Come and Go), featuring drawings inspired by the Dick and Jane series and Persian words written using the Roman alphabet, investigates the socio-cultural implications of hybridity as they relate to interethnic exchange and the globalizing process of travel and translation. Thread, a series of sculptures using traditional and contemporary objects wrapped in black string, considers notions of collective memory, as well as Western influences on Iranian cultural traditions. Throughout the work of Modarres Sadeghi, the artist traces the enduring shadows that obscure culture lines and shroud her immigrant experience.
About the Artist:
Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi is a visual artist based in Vancouver, BC. Originally from Isfahan, Iran, she immigrated to Canada 20 years ago where she has received an MFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2017) and a BFA from University of British Columbia (2007). Her recent practice is mostly engaged with drawing and sculpture, although she has worked in a variety of media such as photography, painting, and installation. Modarres-Sadeghi has exhibited her work at several art galleries in British Columbia, including group exhibitions at the Cityscape Community Art Space, Surrey Art Gallery, Concourse Gallery (ECU), as part of MFA Interim exhibition, Charles H. Scott Gallery (ECU), as part of MFA graduate exhibition, and most notably Centre A, as part of a group exhibition, Spring Exhibition, in spring 2017. Her most recent exhibition was a solo show, Thread, at the Sunshine Coast Arts Council's Doris Crowston Gallery in Sechelt, BC, March - June, 2020. This exhibition received much attention, including an interview by CBC Radio host, Sheryl MacKay, from North by Northwest.