Vahe’s new solo exhibition “Four Months in Heaven” scheduled to open at the AMBROGI | CASTANIER GALLERY in West Hollywood on Saturday, May 3rd. After his recent theatrical success, with his highly acclaimed play Baron Garbis, Vahe is quite literally going back to the drawing board, spending “Four Months in Heaven,” as he returns his focus to the brush and canvas.
One might compare Vahe’s work to a child’s notebook, filled with incoherent words and images, but all together a unique and intrinsic form of expression. His minimalist abstract paintings are reminiscent of cave drawings, quite raw and honest, whose progeny comes from a rather simple and innocent place. “Four Months in Heaven” employs this idea of revisiting simplicity; that an artist spends time in isolation, in an almost monk-like state of solitude, and the desire to express is manifested through the paint. An artist must take themselves away from the various distractions of the world and allow themselves to exist through the medium. “Painting gives me wings,” says Vahe, as he examines his journey as a painter. To Vahe this experience is simultaneously liberating and centering, taking him to an almost ethereal place.
WHAT: Four Months In Heaven
WHO: Vahe Berberian’s solo exhibition
WHERE: Ambrogi | Castanier Gallery 300 North Robertson Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90048
WHEN: May 3 – 24, 2008. Opening Reception, May 3, 6-10 pm