In the galleries: Works of art emerge via waking up with a word in mind

In the galleries: Works of art emerge via waking up with a word in mind

By Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, May 21, 2021.

"As a painter, Robin Rose has often followed musical cues, naming his abstractions after songs that prompted them. He works in encaustic, a mix of pigment and hot wax that requires a quick hand and whose immediacy has “a sonic quality,” he told a recent visitor to Hemphill Artworks. Yet the veteran local artist’s new “19 Paintings” hatched from text."

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Poetry and Word Pictures: Ilchi and Rose at Hemphill | May 4, 2021

Poetry and Word Pictures: Ilchi and Rose at Hemphill | May 4, 2021

Written by Claudia Rousseau for East City Art Reviews

"Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi’s richly colored abstract landscapes in acrylic and watercolor seem the absolute opposite of Rose’s apparently minimalist encaustics, but there are connections.  The lyrical title of Ilchi’s show, Listen to the night as it makes itself hollow, and the poetry of the titles of each of her paintings enhance their equally poetic imagery.  All painted in the past few months, they speak to each other in a voice that is tender, but aching with longing.   Similarly, Rose’s 19 Paintings, all made between March 2020 and January 2021, were each inspired by a word that the artist woke up with in the middle of the night, as he explains in a video interview made in connection with this show"

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Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: Listen to the night as it makes itself hollow - Video

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: Listen to the night as it makes itself hollow - Video

Created in conjunction with "Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: Listen to the night as it makes itself hollow", on view at HEMPHILL April 1 - May 28, this video features an exclusive look at the artist's process and a selection of paintings included in the exhibition.

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Songs of Mihyar the Damascene

Songs of Mihyar the Damascene

By Adonis, Kareem James Abu-Zeid (Translator), Ivan Eubanks (Translator)

Featuring cover artwork by Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi.

"Cloud, mirror, stone, thunder, eyelid, desert, sea. Through a dead or dying land, Mihyar walks: a figure of heroic individualism and dissent, part-Orpheus, part-Zarathustra. Where he goes, the austere building-blocks of his world become the expressions of passionate emotion, of visionary exaltation and despairing melancholy. The traditions of the Ancient Greeks, the Bible and the Quran flow about and through him."

'The greatest living poet of the Arab world' Guardian

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Hemphill Coloring Book

Hemphill Coloring Book

by HEMPHILL

07/15/2020

This coloring book was created during the shelter-in-place period of 2020. Thanks to the artists for their participation and inspiration. Art endures and so will we. Be well and thank you for continued support. 

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

Ebb and Flow

11/05/2019

by Tina Coplan, Home & Design Magazine

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

East City Artnote: Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: I surrender to you, ashen lands and blue skies at HEMPHILL Fine Arts

06/24/2019

by Ashley Shah, East City Art

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

In the galleries: Whimsy rendered starkly, in black and white

06/07/2019

by Mark Jenkins, Washington Post

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

5 Artists on the Verge of a Breakthrough Whose Work You Can See This May

05/13/2019

By Katie White, artnet news

MORE or LESS

MORE or LESS

In the Galleries

June 2, 2018

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

MORE or LESS

MORE or LESS

The past, present and future of abstraction.

May 24, 2018

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

 

35 Days

35 Days

In the galleries: A colorful survey of Washington artists

July, 29, 2017

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

35 Days is "a museum-worthy survey of D.C. art."

35 Days

35 Days

35 Days

June 24, 2017

Stephanie Rudig, Washington City Paper

"This isn’t just a Color School roundup, however: The show includes artists deploying color to completely different ends, like the trippy pattern-based work of Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, as well as some varying landscape photography artists like Anne Rowland and William Christenberry."

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

An Iranian-American Artist’s Unfinished Abstractions

December 29, 2016

Kriston Capps, Hyperallergic

"Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone, the lyrical title for Ilchi’s first show at Hemphill Fine Arts, is full of graphical contradictions and circular motions."

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi at Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington DC

December 15, 2016

Isabella Mason, Blouin Artinfo

"The exhibition marks the debut of Iranian artist Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi at the gallery, with her works which majorly reflect an interest in the fusion of visual conventions of Western abstraction and Persian Art, evoking allegories of intrusion and invasion, that moves beyond the personal and take references of historical and contemporary socio-political conflicts."

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

In the galleries: A ‘Homage to Hillary’ is repurposed

December 15, 2016

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Rivulets of abstract color, often vivid blues and greens, are punctuated by precise imagery in Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi’s painting and mixed-media work."

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

At Hemphill Fine Arts, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi's Paintings Consume and Awe

December 2, 2016

Erin Devine, Washington City Paper

"The paintings of Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi immediately materialize before the viewer as something fresh and consuming."

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

Vision Quest: Young talent Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi sets DC's art scene ablaze with fiery abstractions

November 2016

Holly Mazar-Fox, DC Modern Luxury

"Seeking inspiration from the rich traditions of both Eastern and Western art practices, Javanshir Ilchi's alluring work speaks to her soul as an artist and her creative genius as weaving complex concepts together with visual fluidly."