Born in Iran to the daughter of a civil engineer, and an educated artist, Sarvin Haghighi experienced great joys, and harsh challenges. In a very short while, the pendulum would swing from privilege and independence to experiencing war firsthand, and the most basic of freedoms revoked. for Sarvin, the answer was art.
Sarvin Haghighi merges traditional Iranian art forms with a contemporary sensibility. In combining Farsi calligraphy and Islamic architectural designs with mixed media (including resin and gold leaf) and bold lines and framing, Haghighi affirms the enduring aesthetic of a culture that is too often represented through the limited lenses of war and political turmoil. The meticulous composition of these works share the laconic beauty of Rumi’s poetry, which ultimately works to create and emotionally resonant homage to tradition in the frantic modern world.
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In this episode, artist and gallery owner Dan Addington talks about what galleries want in an artist.
Dan Addington is an artist and gallery owner who has been exhibiting his work professionally since 1992. His paintings have been featured in group and solo shows across the US, and are in numerous public and private collections including but not limited to the Chicago Cultural Center, Contemporary Art Workshop, the Evanston Art Center, the Highland Park Art Center, the Riverside Art Center, the Beverly Art Center among others. Dan has served as visiting artist at colleges across the US, recently exhibiting work and teaching workshops at St. Cloud State University, MN, Ball State University, IN, Arkansas State University, John Brown University, AR, and Judson University, IL
In addition to his role as practicing artist, Dan has served as curator and director of various galleries since moving to Chicago in 1995. He has been owner and director of Addington Gallery in Chicago since 2007. Dan has sat on panels and spoken about art and his work at LUMA (Loyola Museum of Art), the St. Louis Art Center, the Karitos National Conference on Art and Spirituality, Kendall College of Art and Design, MI, the Chicago Artists Coalition, and the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown MA. He has also served as juror for exhibitions at various colleges and art centers. Addington has sat on the board of the Chicago Artists Coalition and is a member of the Chicago Art Dealers Association.