Not Just Another Pretty Face 2019

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Azadeh Gholizadeh

Not Just Another Pretty Face 2019

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Azadeh Gholizadeh

“Landscape reflects deeply who we are and is a storehouse of private and collective memories” – Ken Taylor

My work adapts the forms and scenes recovered from my memories of landscape. In the absence of the tangible elements of these places, it rediscovers the meaning of landscape and ascribes values for spiritual reasons. It transposes memories and creates a momentary tangible space to re-experience them and rewrite them. By utilizing recycable materials, drawing, along with elements of nature, through storytelling, my work deconstructs a Landscape* where my sense of place and memories inhere.

I use rigid and flexible materials such as plaster, cardboard, thread and fabric to create monolithic structures that are juxtaposed by the organic lines created by plants. Drawings become windows while sculptures become domesticated by creating a space that recovers the nostalgia of the void felt by the loss of sense of belonging and that is how through this absence I create a new language of longing. My sculptures take the forms of architectural structures that morph into domesticated objects. A column could become a chair and the chair could turn into the home of a plant. This is how I mirror the metamorphosis of my geographical displacement.

“* … So, ‘Landscape’ from its beginnings has meant a man-made artifact.” – Ken Taylor





$1,500 - $10,000

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