July 13, 2016, Sausalito, CA – On Friday, July 29th, Madrigal Family Winery’s Sausalito Tasting Salon & Gallery will open “Homonym”, the latest exhibit in its Art and Wine series. Homonym is an exploration of the convergence of family and divergence of eye, through the photography of Shishi Shomloo and the iPhone photography of her father, Farsheed Shomloo. The exhibit has been curated by Shiva Pakdel and will be on view through August 17. An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 29th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
“At Madrigal, we celebrate the creative process and the role each individual plays in telling a family story. At our winery and vineyards in Calistoga, where my family has been for 3 generations, we’ve been expressing an evolving vision for many years,” remarked Chris Madrigal, Madrigal Family Winery’s Founder and President. “It’s great for us to support the work of a father daughter team. Sipping a glass of wine while looking at art in Sausalito is the perfect summer evening.”
Born in Portland, Oregon, fluent in English, French, and Persian, Shirene “Shishi” Shomloo, has an expansive worldview, an inexhaustible curiosity. The photographer, now in her second year at Smith College, is thoroughly old school despite her youth, preferring process over instant result, the human over the technological. In her current exhibition, Shishi continues this inquiry into people and the spaces–public, private, and corporeal–they create for themselves. Above all, she is interested in storytelling. “A portrait is never just of a person,” she says, “it’s always of the story behind the face.”
Shishi Shomloo photography
Drawn to Los Angeles by its diversity, energy, and inclusivity, Farsheed Shomloo calls “his town” the most successful social experiment on the planet. “I am always looking up and wonder at the eternal blue canopy of the L.A. basin which seems to be a constant character in my pictures.” The upward glance is more than just a technical feature of Shomloo’s photography. The man behind the lens—really an iPhone6—is himself an optimistic, upward-gazing artist whose outsider/insider perspective on Los Angeles allows us to see the familiar in a fresh way.
When asked how she feels about having a dad who is following in his daughter’s footsteps, Shishi shakes her head. “This was my turf,” she says. “And at first I didn’t like his approach. I couldn’t get behind the iPhone thing”
“I’ve come to really appreciate his eye. My thing is portraits. His thing is space. I’m interested in the people in that space.”
Entrance to the Madrigal art and wine event is complimentary. RSVP to [email protected]
The Madrigal Sausalito Tasting Salon & Gallery is open from 12-8pm daily. For information, contact Patricia Gatti, manager of the Sausalito Tasting Salon & Gallery at (415) 729-9549 or [email protected]
About Madrigal Family Winery
Located on Highway 29, halfway between Calistoga and St. Helena in the renowned Napa Valley, the Madrigal Family Winery continues the family tradition of viticultural leadership and wine production. Since the 1930s, the family has been building its reputation and earning recognition for their vineyard management program as well as their wines. Situated on 40 acres of estate vineyards, the state of the art Madrigal Winery specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, and small lots of single vineyard and estate wines. Today, Madrigal Family Winery is run by Chris Madrigal, the family’s 3rd generation.
Madrigal Family Winery Sausalito Tasting Salon & Gallery
Sausalito, CA 94965