After creating Art of the Mid East, the most widely read blog of contemporary Middle Eastern art, Taymour Grahne is exploring new territory with the opening of his own gallery in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. 

Taymour Grahne Gallery will open on September 7 and continue the work of Grahne's blog, only now in the physical sense as opposed to the digital. The inaugural exhibition for the gallery will be a solo show by Brooklyn-based Iranian artist Nicky Nodjoumi. "Chasing the Butterfly and Other Recent Paintings" will feature Nodjoumi's large oil paintings and some works on paper on another level of the gallery. His work is described as being a "surreal hybridization of historic and contemporary imagery," combining layered human figures with lifeless landscapes and troubling depictions of animals, all as a means of personal as well as a historical and political commentary and reflection.

For more information, visit the Taymour Grahne Gallery's website.

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