I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...
The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...
The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow (2019) (detail). Exhibition view: Rosha Yaghmai, Wattis Institute. Courtesy the artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
In the back gallery, Rosha Yaghmai’s Miraclegrow shrinks the viewer even further still—to the size of a house spider traversing the artist’s tiled bathroom floor.
These shifts in perspective are made possible by the fact that Stingily has newspapered over not just the street-facing windows, but the gallery skylights as well, eliminating all possible reference points to the outside world (and its relative scale).
Rosha Yaghmai is primarily a sculptor experimenting with both found and cast materials. Her work brings together West Coast Conceptualism with a LA slant. Yaghmai's practice is rooted in psychedelic concepts, exploring themes of transformation and alienation. The artist uses foreignness and estrangement as a way to open up the possibility of a connection to other temporalities.
Rosha Yaghmai lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her MFA from CalArts in 2007. Solo and 2 person exhibitions include: Cleopatra's, Brooklyn, NY; Kayne Griffin Corcoran, LA, CA; Weiss Berlin, Berlin; Commonwealth & Council, LA, CA; Tif's Desk, LA/Miami; Thomas Solomon Gallery, LA. Selected group shows include: KNOWLEDGES, Mount Wilson Observatory, Alta Dena, CA, Curated by Christina Ondrus; Present Future, Artissima Turin, Italy, Curated by Sohrab Mohebbi; 9/11 15 Years Later, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by Closing; Caviar, Central Park Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Ground Truths, Luckman Gallery, LA, CA; ET IN ARCADIA EGO , Estacion Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico- Curated by Kris Kuramitsu; Seeing is Believing , Cal State Long Beach. Long Beach, Curated by Carol Cheh; THE STAND IN (OR A GLASS OF MILK) Phase 1: An Unbiased Teal, Phase 2: An Unabated Isle, Phase 3: An Unstable Idea, Public Fiction LA, CA, Curated by Lauren Mackler and Alex Gaty; HOT ROCK , Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.
Her current show features work by three artists: Yuji Agematsu, Charles Harlan, and Nari Ward. The theme of 'everyday objects'—ranging from carefully salvaged dross to mundane materials—loosely binds the selection.
In the late 1980s, actress Isabella Rossellini brought the New York gallerist Leo Castelli to David Lynch's painting studio in Los Angeles. About their first encounter, Castelli, a shrewd dealer known for his discerning eye, said at the time, "This man knows what he's doing."Lynch had been making paintings, many of them depicting his...
Artist Mika Tajima—whose reliably alluring work examines the interplay between science, corporate design, financial markets, emotions, tools of control, art history, and quite a few more topics—is now represented by the Los Angeles gallery Kayne Griffin Corcoran.
Not so much a city as an unevenly populated, multi-centered megalopolis, and not so much a year as a point in an escalating concatenation of national and global crises, there might seem to be no possible way to get "Made in L.A. 2018" right.
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