June 2021


“Understanding requires insight. Insight must be anchored.”-
Brian Greene, “the Elegant Universe”

An exhibition by Joshua Elias & Soheila Siadate.

Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot

June 5 - 26, 2021

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


ARTIST TALK in the Gallery Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Come meet the curator of the exhibition Shana Nys Dambrot in a lively discussion with Fragmentation and Harmony artists, Joshua Elias and Soheila Siadate


360 Degree Walkthrough

Essay by Shana Nys Dambrot

About the exhibition

Two California based artists doing a "deep dive" into form and energy from a personal Macro and Micro perspective. Paintings and sculptural paintings.


About the artists

Soheila Siadate
Soheila Siadate was raised in Iran and received a diploma in business in Tehran. At the age of 25, 4 years after the revolution in Iran, due to social injustice there, she decided to move to Los Angeles. In California she completed a BFA in fiber art from California State University of Long Beach.

“The smallest particle can have the biggest impact on anything. My work is about what happens when I encounter fear and what my response is in escaping from this fear. I am an introvert who pays attention to every little detail of my surroundings, my emotions and my thoughts. This new body of work is about how I see micro-particles that can knock anyone down. It is human nature to fear this vast atrocity, but the world just witnessed that this little circular virus has killed more than one million people around the world. No amount of power, money or fame could save any of us from this horror. During this time of Covid, I noticed that I have been running around in circles. I became aware that the whole world is a circle and how we are all globally affected by this microscopic circle. As a young girl, I would escape my fears by climbing into a tree or going on the rooftop of our building, whether I was hurt either emotionally or physically. In the beginning of the pandemic, I locked myself into the tiny little loft upstairs and passionately worked on my new series of paintings. I caught myself doing the same as I was doing as a young child, but the only difference is, this time, I surrendered to outer space -- as I felt that there was nothing to hold onto that would keep me safe…”

Soheila Siadate Website: http://www.soheilazart.com/

Reclaimed Trajectory by Soheila Siadate



Joshua Elias
Joshua Elias is a second-generation Chicago born artist, at present living and working in Los Angeles. Joshua’s artwork is widely collected. Recent inclusions are at the Rand Corporation, Annenberg Foundation, Shapell Properties, as well as numerous private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

“I would describe my work as Spiritual Abstraction alluding to figures. My work is lyrical in nature, yet contains a visual narrative. I believe Art is at its best when based in story, and through color it can create an uplifting dialogue. The message is a connection that provides a vibration of beauty and hopefully a positive change in the viewer. They might not love a particular painting but the importance lies in the connection with it. Art is an experience and experiences act as reminders of our actions and reactions.”

Joshua Elias Website: https://www.joshuaelias.com/

Ancestor in Belly by Joshua Elias

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