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Madrigal Family Winery Tasting Room and Art Gallery in Sausalito Introduces Poetic Abstraction


Winery Continues Bay Area California Artist Series with New Installation

March 11, 2020, Sausalito, CA –Madrigal Family Winery Tasting Room & Art Gallery in Sausalito to host the next installation of its Art and Wine series, featuring the work of Yari Ostovany and Mobina Nouri; two celebrated East Bay Artists, with art curation by Shiva Pakdel.  The opening reception is on Thursday, March 26th from 5:00 – 7:00pm and the exhibit is on view from March 19 through April 16.

Yari Ostovany

Born in Iran in 1962, Yari Ostovany moved to the United States at the age of 16 and pursued his studies in Art first at the University of Nevada – Reno and then at the San Francisco Art institute where he received his MFA in 1995. He has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally and is the recipient of many prestigious awards.

His work is collected extensively and is in permanent collections of several distinguished institutions.

Yari lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Artist Statement

My work is process based and improvisational, straddling the nebulous realm between the mystical and the mysterious and thus, to me, the spiritual. A personal journey of exploration through the alchemy of paint, color, light, texture and the poetics of space.

I see abstraction as representational insofar as it is a representation of a psychic state, not an external reality. The trajectories in contemporary painting in which my work belongs range from Abstract Expressionism in the west to Persian and Taoist/Zen aesthetic sensibilities in the east and other perennial visionary paths of wisdom.

Mobina Nouri

The Seen and The Unseen

What I am seeking is not the seen and not the unseen but rather the mystery of unconscious mind.

Mystical Words

Calligraphy is a state of Zen for me. I completely loose myself and my ego disappears. Writing is a channel for me to express the mystery of my spirit and the poetry is the deepest reflection of that. I try to be a medium and reflect through words of poetry. I do not think while I am writing poems, I just think about poem itself. My fascination is letting words repeating and repeating to transmit the infinity. They are from higher realm and I am trying to explore myself through them.

Artist Guidance

I invite you to soften the gaze, quiet the mind, allows yourself to enter a receptive state and let these words speak directly to your subconscious. These poems are not written to be read, they are here to be felt. Feel the rhythm, repetition, emptiness, fullness and the visual melodies of music. This is not a normal poetry book that you can open and read. In fact, the mystery of the words is part of the whole experience. These poems are a channel to infinity.    

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.



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