Seyhoun gallery in West Hollywood will be featuring the work of contemporary artist Sona Mizaei. The gallery is known for showing contemporary modern art, calligraphy, photos, and sculptures; the gallery was first established over nine years ago. Owner and gallery director, Maryam Seyhoun along with her family have been an active part of the field since 1967. Maryam’s mother, Masoumeh Seyhoun, a famous Iranian painter founded the first gallery in Iran. Seyhoun has been working with Sona for the past five years and has not only included her work in group shows but has also featured the artist in several solo exhibitions. “Sona is a very talented young artist. There is a fantastic evolution in her work, her work grows stronger every day,” says Seyhoun. When asked what she looks for when choosing a work of art for the gallery, Seyhoun replies, “A strong work, good technique, and most important, a message or statement.”
Sona’s exhibition will feature work from her Botanical and Mixed Media 3D” series. She is looking forward to the show, “This is my third solo show, so it’s naturally exciting because you put so much effort and time into making a collection of work to exhibit and it doesn’t always happen so hastily.” Sona was not surprised that Maryam chose works from her “Botanical Series” to show in the upcoming exhibit. She explains, “My botanical works are so detailed and intricate; there is so much depth, texture and layers, so they are fun to look at. Each piece has its own beauty and poetry. The titles give insight to the themes and Maryam really loved that and the richness of each piece that pulls you into the canvas.”
On August 22, the elephants will run wild in Dana Point, CA. The exhibition runs through November and then Sotheby’s will auction the elephant statues.
Sona’s art is set to be featured in the BRANDED ARTS group show on July 20th in Santa Monica.