Galloway illustrates a universal language that emerges across time, cultural divides and mediums. For all the differences between the exhibited works of art, they demonstrate profound affinities in the structuring of the picture plane and the use of unconventional tools and materials. Many of their rhythmic compositions suggest musical scores, where point and counterpoint underlie compositions at once reductionist and lyrically inflected.
“The Journey to Mazandaran” initiates a dialogue between weavings produced by anonymous Iranian authors and works by the three artists who in turn represent three generations and three distinct cultures.
David Galloway is Professor Emeritus at the Ruhr University Bochum. In 1977-1978 he served as Chief Curator of the Tehran Museum of Contempo- rary Art. He has curated exhibitions for the Ludwig Forum (Aachen), the Venice Biennial, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Cologne Fine Art and Antiques Fair and the Saatchi Gallery (London).