Fly Me Away exhibit on display at Elora Centre for the Arts until May 14

ELORA – The Elora Centre for the Arts is launching a new exhibition in the gallery Fly Me Away by Maryam Ebrahimi. 

Canadian-Iranian artist Ebrahimi is most popularly known for her ability to capture the illusion of flow on an otherwise static canvas.

Many of the pieces in this exhibit feature feathered brush strokes that emerge from the canvas as birds, representing Ebrahimi’s migration to Canada and the longing to see her family once more. 

Similar in shape to the first letter in the Farsi alphabet, the birds are a nod to her native tongue.

“Her colour pallet combined with heavy layers and seamless brush strokes result in artwork that is full of depth and personality, and tells a vivid story full of emotion.

“A beautiful message about finding your way and soaring with love,” officials say.

The exhibition runs now until May 14. Gallery admission is free

Meet the artist

There will be an artist reception on April 23 from 2 to 4pm.

Visitors will have a chance to meet Ebrahimi in person and see her work.

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