Mekic showcases South-West Asian artists, most from Iran, the homeland of the gallery owners Behrokh Montazemi and Kaveh Vafadari. Together they have created a welcoming cultural centre, which also houses a bookstore and a library, and has its own publishing house that is a branch of the parent company well established in Iran.

In addition to presenting numerous art exhibitions, Mekic also organizes myriad cultural activities from musical spectacles, film screenings, and readings, to the many traditional Iranian festivals to which all are invited. There are discussion evenings twice a month, encouraging debates centred around everything from books and art to cooking and politics.
But undeniably, its raison d’être is art, and the art is truly original, representing renowned South-West Asian artists living around the world. They bring with them images never seen before, and a diversity of styles and mediums. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Mekic has organized a major exhibition of 25 of its artists, from such well-known names as Khosro Berahmandi, to emerging young artists like Maryam Izadifard. A show not to be missed…

 

 
Image Khosro Berahmandi, Perles d'ailleurs (series), mixed media on paper

Image Bahar Taheri, untitled, acrylic on paper

Image Keyvan Mahjoor, untitled, pen and ink on paper

Image Yassaman Ameri, Inheritance (series), mixed media

Image Maryam Izadifard, La mémoire figée, print

Image Ghazaleh Bastan, The first day of creation, acrylic and gouache on paper

 
Mekic
4438 De La Roche St
Montreal, QC
www.mekicartgallery
10th Anniversary Exhibition until July 17, 2017