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Gypsy Bride Series at the Cole Library

Carlsbad CA– In an age where ceremony is dictated by the undertones of modern culture, the exhibition, Gypsy Bride by Raziah Roushan asks the viewer to re-examine 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’ inspiration – “What is the real cost of marriage? Not the financial cost, but the compromise given or gained by the commitment. What is the life cost of being in a committed relationship?”gypsy_bride_series_raziah_roushan02

Gypsy Bride is a vibrant series, full of harmonious color and symbols that speak to viewers of all ages and backgrounds. The show has received applause from artists, critics, collectors and curators around Southern California. Artist, Raziah Roushan has a history of creating works that require viewer interaction. Her body of works include “How Trustworthy is your Health Insurance,” “005-1,” and “Ya, I Said It.” Her most acclaimed statement-and-purpose painting, “Does Your Freedom Come Gold Plated” recently won a People’s Choice Award from the 2014 San Diego County Fair’s Fine Art Exhibit. 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 will be on exhibit at the Georgina Cole Library, on Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad from August 15 – September 26, 2014. The Library would like to invite you to come see the work of Raziah Roushan during business hours, Monday – Thursday 9 am – 9 pm; Friday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm. The Library gallery offers full natural light which has had a history of making oil paintings glow. Gypsy Bride is the kind of show that will have everyone talking.

What: North County San Diego artist, Raziah Roushan asks viewers to re-examine their notions of committed relationships through a series of oil paintings entitled Gypsy Bride. The series of oil paintings combines vibrant colors and iconic symbols to explore variables to the series’ hypothesis “What is the life cost of being in a committed relationship?”
When: August 15 – September 26, 2014. Cole Library open Monday – Thursday 9 am – 9 pm; Friday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm.
Where: Carlsbad Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

About the Georgina Cole Library

Since 1916, the City of Carlsbad has had a library in different locations. This branch established its present location on Carlsbad Village Drive (called Elm Street at the time) in 1967. In 2000, after a major renovation, it was renamed to the Georgina Cole Library to honor the city’s first library director. Visit their website [Link] for Library features, collection information, contact details and hours.

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