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Friday, January 3, 2014

Gypsy Bride - paintings by Raziah Roushan, Solana Beach City Hall, CA. JAN 6 - FEB 15

Gypsy Bride, a series of oil paintings by Raziah Roushan.  The Gypsy Bride on exhibit at the Solana Beach City Hall Gallery, January 6 – February 15, 2014.

 In an age were ceremony is dictated by the undertones of modern culture, the exhibition, Gypsy Bride by Raziah Roushan asks the viewer to reexamine the heart of matrimony. In a series of oil paintings, presented as a cubist exploration, Roushan juxtaposes iconographic symbols of white picket fences, blown-out candles, turning cogs and toads alongside lanky bride-inspired figures to weave into each painting the series’ hypothesis – “What is the real cost of marriage? Not the financial cost, but the compromise given up or gained by the commitment. What is the life cost of being in a committed relationship?” Gypsy Bride is a vibrant series, full of harmonious color and symbolism that speak to viewers of all ages and backgrounds.

Artist, Raziah Roushan has a history of creating works that require viewer response. Her body of works include “Does Your Freedom Come Gold Plated, 005-1, How Trustworthy is your Health Insurance, and Ya, I Said It.” Many of Roushan’s inspirations hinge between social and political commentary, under the technical finesse of a classically trained hand and eye. Roushan holds a Bachelor’s in Fine Art and a Master’s degree in Art Administration. Gypsy Bride is the kind of show that will have people talking.

Closing reception Feb. 13, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm, Ciity of Solana Beach, City Hall Gallery. 635 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075.

For information about the City Hall Gallery, contact Anita Edman at 858-720-2454 or or  Raziah Roushan, Artist, 760-518-8578  |

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