Safar 3

Few of Parviz Tanavoli’s West Vancouver neighbours know that he is one of Iran’s most acclaimed modern artists. When he is not creating monumental bronze sculptures in his Tehran studio or attending exhibition openings in London, Zurich, and Dubai, Tanavoli lives very quietly on a cul-de-sac overlooking Howe Sound. Here, he paints, writes, reads, and works on small-scale sculptures. Perhaps his understated local status will change, however, when Safar/Voyage opens at the UBC Museum of Anthropology this Saturday (April 20th, 2013).

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