Art Gallery

The Valley Performing Arts Center Art Gallery is located on the Loge Level, north of the Great Hall. Exhibitions are open to ticket holders one hour prior to performances and during intermissions, and by appointment. For more information, contact Sally Adelblue at (818) 677-8800.

By Mehrnoosh Eskandari

November 17 – December 16, 2017


Mehrnoosh Eskandari first studied Industrial Design at the Tehran Azad Markaz University in Tehran, Iran and began painting as a response to the existential void it created. Her gestural, psychological, and seeming naive portraits examine humanity’s futile aspirations and short-comings, and the physicality of layered paint and other materials render the portraits animatedly ambiguous, like clowns, who seem to cry and laugh at once. Eskandari earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts from CSUN in 2017. She lives and works in the San Fernando Valley.

Protest and PlayProtest and Play, Oil and acrylic on paper and tape, 28” x 48”, 2017