Monday, January 18, 2016

Art Review: Six Artists From Iran at Grey Art Gallery

By Holland Cotter
“Projectile 10,” by Shahpour Pouyan, part of “Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran,” an exhibition at Grey Art Gallery. Credit Agaton Strom for The New York Times
NEW YORK---In the 1960s, the gallery’s founding patron, Abby Weed Grey (1902-78), traveled to Iran, loved the new art she found there, bought it up and gave it to N.Y.U. As a result, the Grey has the largest holdings anywhere of work by one of the show’s six artists, Parviz Tanavoli, widely considered Iran’s leading modern sculptor, and outstanding examples of paintings by his brilliant but unlucky colleague Faramarz Pilaram. Global/Local 1960-2015: Six Artists From Iran” runs through April 2 at Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 100 Washington Square East; 212-998-6780, greyartgallery­ [link]