Stanford Art Spaces
June 24, 2002 to August 15, 2002, Stanford Art Spaces features an exhibit by three artists:

Sydell Lewis
Paintings & Prints
Parima Parineh
Pastel Paintings
Sirima Sataman

Space Wave © 2002

Woman Reclining © 2002

Carmel Mission © 2002

This exhibit is located on the Stanford University campus in four buildings: the Allen Center for Integrated Systems (CIS), Gates Computer Science, Terman Engineering Center, and Humanities and Sciences.   Open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.    

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
Sydell Lewis

Random Notes © 2002

Sydell Lewis’ images start as a physical and rhythmic dance that have subconscious signs, symbols, and textures. Her scientific thought then explores new and interesting visuals. Finally she fine tunes her art into a clear and balanced picture. Rectilinear format provides a structural stability for expressing chaotic and dissonant scenarios, while keeping a coherent strong surface that invokes many interpretations.

She paints in reverse on Plexiglas. The smooth surface allows her to create textures and color unattainable elsewhere. The top layer is painted first, the image is developed from behind, and finally the work is viewed through the transparent support. Earlier artists have used reverse painting in China on miniature bottles and in Europe in paintings by Kandinsky.

Her monotype prints use acrylic paint and an experimental dry transfer process, rather that the conventional use of a press. The resulting print perched on the surface of the support has a glossy, textured and luxurious quality. Recently she has begun to combine acrylic monotype printing with linoleum cut and stenciling techniques.

Parima Parineh

Maria © 2002

Parima Parineh’s pastel paintings are inspired by interesting faces that she encouters every day. Because she wants to capture human reality as well as each person’s unique spirit and individuality, she prefers to paint subjects interacting in natural settings rather than in posed or artificial settings. Her works capture the tangible or elusive message that the subjects are communicating non-verbally.

She employs depth, personality, and vitality using numerous techniques to convey each subject’s beauty. Light, color, and form play essential elements in the paintings. “My primary focus is to continue the magic of communicating through my paintings.” Since Parima Parineh’s childhood in Tehran, she has been sensitive to her surroundings and fascinated with the facial expressions and the emotions of the people with whom she interacts. After college, she moved to the United States and now lives in Saratoga.

Sirima Sataman

Carmel © 2002

Sirima Sataman was born in Thailand and immigrated to the United States as a young child. She grew up in environments of tremendous contrast from her birthplace, from rural upstate New York to urban Southern California, and now lives in rural Davenport, California. By experiencing this constant migration and incongruity, she cultivated her keen appreciation of local histories and culture.

After studying sculpture, printmaking, and fiber arts in the United States and Rome, she received her BA in Art. Recently she rekindled her interest in art to balance the demands of her high tech career. Her artistic interests are painstakingly manual and decidedly low tech. Her prints are often the by-product of the sculptural process of creating a relief block, intaglio plate or maquette.

This exhibit is a selection of work in progress from the “Coupled Tree” series and completed work from the “Mission Series”.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
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