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June 14, 2014 / bergelli

Sanjay Vora: Memories of Dreams



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Sanjay Vora: Memories of Dreams

May 24 – June 26, 2014

Reception: Saturday, May 31
4-6pm, Artist Talk at 5pm

Gallery Hours:
Thur-Sun 11-4


Gallery Bergelli
483 Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA 94939
415-945-9454
gallery@bergelli.com

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Image: Arise, oil, acrylic and gel medium on canvas, 72 by 58 inches, 2014

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Current Exhibition – Sanjay Vora – Memories of Dreams

~Dreams have re-emerged as memories where all desired truths become true.

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Snowy Woods
oil, acrylic and gel medium on canvas, 72 by 66 inches

Gallery Bergelli is pleased to present “Memories of Dreams” – an exhibition of new paintings by Bay Area artist Sanjay Vora. This will be Vora’s fourth solo exhibition at Gallery Bergelli. Opening on May 24 the exhibition will continue through June 26, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, May 31 from 4 – 6 pm, with the artist discussing his work at 5 pm.

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I Follow You
oil, acrylic and gel medium on canvas, 60 by 48 inches

In his earlier multi-layered paintings, Sanjay Vora explored the realm of love, memory and nostalgia. First painting a representation scene, often based on photographs from his childhood, the scene ultimately appeared underneath layers of veiling. Through the practice of covering and retrieving representational, figurative scenes with layers of repetitive abstraction, he encountered his own sense of history and truth with the veiling serving as a sort of curtain between the “then” and “now”.

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Blackbird

oil, acrylic and gel medium on canvas, 36 by 36 inches

Vora’s current work, surpasses the reality of memory and enters the world of dreams. Here, memory has slowly and transparently transformed into dreams that lie in a new imagined reality of the past. Colors, light and imagery are not entirely untrue, yet they seduce and tantalize, producing scenes that transport the viewer to mindful bliss.
Dreams have re-emerged as memories where all desired truths become true. The resulting pieces know neither present nor past; rather, exist in a virtual state, impossible to fully attain, real to no one, yet fantastically familiar to all. The result is a continuation of his personal celebration of the beautiful.

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Deer in Twilight

oil, acrylic and gel medium on canvas, 72 by 66 inches

Vora grew up in an inspirationally creative family. Born in New Jersey to classical Indian musicians, he began playing instruments at a young age; learning by ear and watching his parents perform at concerts. Vora’s urge to compose music early in life paralleled his desire to create visual images. Producing drawings and paintings was a method to bring vision to the music and forms of creativity surrounding him. Both his music and art have been strongly influenced by his bicultural upbringing, the surrounding rural landscapes of his childhood and his nostalgic nature.

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Mystical Fishing Village

oil, acrylic and gel medium on canvas, 72 by 66 inches

In addition to an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia, Vora obtained a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute.


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