Besharat Gallery presents a rewarding permanent collection that spans a wide variety of media and stylistic periods. Wandering through the gallery last Thursday, I felt like I’d entered an extension of Massoud Besharat’s celebrated home collection.
Works in the lower level are set against multi-hued stone walls, a welcome change from the standard Castleberry white.
Challenging, incredibly detailed, and brilliantly designed, this slack canvas piece is so far one of my favorites of the new year.
Bruno Catalano’s No Where to Go is similarly impressive:
The fashion details here are fantastic—the man’s clothing and baggage firmly root him
in a specific time (and season!), but the piece as a whole feels universal.
Besharat’s upcoming February exhibition explores Anthony Palliser‘s paintings and sketches. Until then, the gallery’s hours are by appointment (or on the fourth Friday of every month, from 10AM-10PM).