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Haley-Henman proudly presents Pouran Borders’ solo exhibition titled Apocalypse at Gallery 422 from June 3 – 27, 2015.

The reception with the artist will be on Saturday, June 6 from 5-8 pm.

All events are free and open to the public.

Haley-Henman proudly presents Pouran Borders’ solo exhibition titled Apocalypse at Gallery 422 from June 3 – 27, 2015. The reception with the artist will be on Saturday, June 6 from 5-8 pm. All events are free and open to the public.

Pouran Borders seriously takes her role as an artist as one who brings to our attention things we might not necessarily see. What we don’t see, we can easily dismiss as not relevant to our vision. As we speed past our industrial and urban architecture, we might not notice the composition, line, structure and form -the landscape on the verge of an apocalypse.

Her focus on monumental water tanks, telephone poles, and electrical towers refers us to the conceptual artists, Bern and Hilla Becher, who photographed water tanks and other industrial structures as a process to reveal a typology of form, and Rackstraw Downes, a realist painter who gave up painting the Maine coastline for the harsh landscape of West Texas with its power plants and lines.

This premier solo exhibition at Haley-Henman features Pouran Borders’ Apocalyptic Series, which are mixed media paintings, and the Modern Tree Series, which are watercolor paintings and monoprints. She infuses both of these series with an emotion best portrayed with her own words, “I want to express my feelings of both tranquility and anxiety in contrast with these harsh and aggressive, yet cold and lifeless objects, to which I can relate.”

Pouran Borders maintains the typology of form but infuses the landscape with emotive colors and distortions that heightens the energy of chaotic harmony. There are tranquil moments in some of her works that recall experiences of gazing upon a horizon punctuated with gigantic geometric forms that pierce the sky. Other works reflect a stage of destruction–or a tangled mess of wires. Indeed, these paintings will change how we see the lines that cross the sky; the poles that give eerie references to crosses; and water towers that become monuments to our towns and cities.

Pouran Borders has travelled extensively throughout the world, bringing an understanding of many different cultures and their artworks. She studied French Civilization at Sorbonne University Paris, sculpture and photojournalism in California, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of North Texas. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas.

Haley-Henman at Gallery 422 is located at 422 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas in the Trinity Groves neighborhood. Gallery hours are noon to 5 pm Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. Please call 214-946-2255 for more information.###
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By: Trinity Groves

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