Thursday, January 28th, 2021
7 pm EST
Artist Amir H. Fallah and Collector Liz Dimmitt will be in conversation about the artist’s current exhibition at Denny Dimin Gallery, the evolution of his work over the past few years, and building a meaningful art collection.
Amir H. Fallah’s work across painting, installation, drawing and sculpture investigates the complexities of belonging and otherness in the very place one calls home. Amir H. Fallah (b 1979 in Tehran, Iran. Lives in Los Angeles, CA) received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Fallah has had solo exhibitions at the ICA San Jose, MOCA Tucson, South Dakota Art Museum, Schneider Museum of Art, Nerman Museum of Art, Shulamit Nazarian, Denny Dimin Gallery, The Third Line, Dio Horia, and Gordon Gallery; in addition to numerous international group exhibitions including We Must Risk Delight: Twenty Artists from Los Angeles, 56th La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2015) and the 9th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2009). Fallah has been featured or reviewed in The New York Times, Artforum, ARTnews, GQ, The Art Newspaper, Whitewall, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Hyperallergic, Los Angeles Times, Apollo Magazine, and The Guardian. Fallah’s work is in the collections of the Perez Art Museum, Miami, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, and the Microsoft Collection.
Liz Dimmitt is the CEO/Co-Founder of Fairgrounds Projects, an immersive art space in St. Pete, FL. Fairgrounds is an arts destination where everyone is invited to explore an immersive world of playful art and technology exhibits based on original Florida stories. Fairgrounds’ mission is to become a cultural hub for immersive art experiences, and an economic engine for local artists and craftspeople. In addition, Liz is a 4th generation car dealer serving as Managing Partner of Dimmitt Chevrolet in Clearwater, FL. Previously, Liz was the Director of Lehmann Maupin, a leading contemporary art gallery with spaces in New York City and Hong Kong, and founded and led Gawker Artists, Gawker Media’s corporate art program, for 6 years. Liz is an active participant in NYC’s and Tampa Bay’s cultural communities and serves on the board of the Sarasota Museum of Art. She holds a BA in Finance from Georgetown University and a MA in Visual Arts Administration from NYU. Liz is married to Piers Davies, an Old Master and early European art specialist and dealer. Together they collect Contemporary Art, British studio pottery and Old Masters. Their Contemporary Art collection focuses on issues of social justice and equity with works predominantly by women and artists of color.