New HEMPHILL Art Exhibition by Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi Begins Tomorrow

Wednesday March 31, 2021

During the past year, we have all had to creatively reimagine how we connect, find comfort, and ultimately, feel safe. Whether it be through newfound hobbies, digital connection, or the expansion of existing practices, it has been imperative to find – and hold onto – something positive.

Local artist Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi found solace in the company of nature. To survive, she reconnected with her environment beyond the concrete structures of the city to endure the long periods of isolation. She found the connection that she needed there to stay grounded in the midst of social and political strife, and found inspiration for a new body of work.

This connection to landscape is revealed in the series of paintings featured in Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: Listen to the night as it makes itself hollow. Each piece resembles an abstracted landscape, with suggestions of space and topographical imagery. Ilchi subtly points to landscape in these works to reflect on both her internal and external experience, and to capture the complexities of human response.

Listen to the night as it makes itself hollow is concurrent with Robin Rose: 19 Paintings on view at HEMPHILL April 1 – May 28, 2021. HEMPHILL is open Tuesday-Saturday by advance appointment only. To schedule a private visit, please contact or call (202) 234-5601.