Candle, Drop

Oil on canvas, 2021

30 x 25 cm
$2 600
An imagined metamorphosis of light sources. The chandelier and the candle. The suspended and the erect. The consuming and the consumed. Dripping and emanating. Solidifying, on soft swaying veils of reverie.
Biographical note
Pardiss Amerian (b. 1990, Tehran) is a painter currently based in Montreal. Her practice is a process-based exploration of painting and collage driven by narrative asides, as a way to address temporality, transhistoricity, and the lyric potential of an imagined elsewhere. Amerian holds a MFA from Concordia University (2021) and a BFA from OCAD University (2015). Recent exhibitions include Jack Hanley Gallery (New York), Zalucky Contemporary (Toronto, ON), and Gallery PFOAC (Montreal, QC). Her work has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council and can be found in public and private collections in Canada, the US, and France.