All Experience Is An Arch At Hap Gallery


 

In All Experience Is an Arch, Fallah continues an exploration of portraiture using material sourced from an estate sale—trophies, diaries, photos, clothes, and various trinkets—amassed by members of a family over decades. Fallah’s paintings are not likenesses (faces are covered) but, rather, carefully researched and imagined representations of individuals and their personal narratives based on the objects they saved and as reconstructed by the artist.

All Experience Is an Arch combines Fallah’s portraits and selected objects in the gallery space. The gallery walls are painted a version of the grey and dark charcoal polka dot fabric found throughout the family home. On several small shelves yellow enamel-dipped objects display as artifacts. As these details come together, the individual family members blur, shared history replaces personal narratives, and a more complex story emerges.

All Experience is an Arch

Hap Gallery
April 7- April 30, 2016
Opening Reception April 7, 6-8 pm

 

Public Lecture Friday, April 8, 2016
4:30pm At The Studio Art Classroom at Reed College

3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

 

 


The Guardian- Universally Iranian: Artists Without Borders


A big thank you to Matteo Lonardi and The Guardian for featuring me in Universally Iranian: Artists Without Borders – In Pictures. All the artists featured in the article will also be part of Reframe Iran,  a multi-platform documentary about contemporary Iranian art, artists, and the art market. Read the full article in the Guardian here.


Volta New York Booth With Gordon Gallery


 

 

 

Installation images of my booth with Gordon Gallery at Volta New York.

Coverage of the booth on Textile Tribe and Maria Brito


Golden State – California Contemporary At Bunsen Goetz Galerie


 

I’ll be showing a few paintings at Bunsen Goetz Galerie in Nuremberg Germany in Golden State- California Contemporary, a group show of California based artists curated by Jeff Soto.

Golden State – California Contemporary

Bunsen Goetz Galerie

12.4.2015 – 1.16.2016
Opening reception 12.4.15 7pm

Bunsen Goetz Galerie – White Cube
Kressenstr. 11
90419 Nuremberg, Germany

Works by: Clayton Brothers (Christian und Rob Clayton), Seonna Hong, Soey Milk, Robert Sato, Andrew Hem, Amir H. Fallah, Camille Garcia, Dave Kinsey , Georganne Deen, Tristan Eaton and Jeff Soto


Selections Magazine Feature


Thanks to Danna Lorch for the feature in Selections Magazine’s Secret Playlist series where artists discuss the role of music in their studio. Read it here.


Artslant Worldwide Interview


 

Recent interview with Danna Lorch for Artslant Worldwide. Read it here


Central Standard Radio Interview


Central Standard on KCUR interviewed me about The Caretaker at the Nerman Museum Of Contemporary Art. Listen HERE.


Uncommon Terrain At Shulamit Nazarian Los Angeles


Uncommon Terrain
curated by Anuradha Vikram

July 29, 2015 – August 28, 2015

Shulamit Nazarian | Los Angeles
17 North venice Bld Venice, California, 90291

Uncommon Terrain explores place from an abstract perspective. Each of the works included is anchored in a physical material or in a collective history that is transcended by personal perception, intuition, and embodied experience. The page, the canvas, or the gallery itself stands in for the landscape of the mind. The works are the tangible manifestations of a journey of discovery to understanding the self through contact with the other. Using painting, drawing, sculpture and photography, these five artists reveal something about themselves as well as the viewing audience-the places we have been, the people we have met, and the terrain we have traversed both physically and mentally.

Uncommon Terrain features works by Sherin Guirguis, Sanaz Mazinani, Amir H. Fallah, Elham Rokni and Galia Linn.


Time Lapse Video Of Installation At The Nerman Museum Of Contemporary Art


Watch me work in hyper speed in this short time lapse video of the installation of The Caretaker at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

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The Caretaker: Solo Exhibit At The Nerman Museum Of Contemporary Art

Posted on May 26 2015 by AHFstudio

The Caretaker
Amir H. Fallah

May 28th – September 27th, 2015
Opening Reception & Artist Lecture May 28th, 6-8pm

Nerman Museum Of Contemporary Art
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, Kansas 66210

Amir H. Fallah’s installation, “The Caretaker,” is a continuation of his unique brand of portraiture. The artist creates a three-dimensional picture of his subject, JCCC journalism professor Mark Raduziner, through paintings and constructions inspired by Raduziner’s possessions, including his collection of more than 300 cactus plants, which has gained him a measure of local renown.

“An overarching theme of most of my work is: ‘How do you create an alternative portrait?’” Fallah said in a recent interview. “Instead of describing what someone looks like superficially, how do we approach portraiture in a new way?”

The central element of his installation is a 12-foot-high sculpture inspired by Raduziner’s collection of lava lamps, fronted with Plexiglas and mounted on a circular platform. Grow lights illumine the interior, which is lined with marbleized paper and houses a life-sized painted portrait of Raduziner, his head, face and entire upper body entirely hidden beneath wildly patterned Coogi sweaters.

Raduziner inherited the sweaters from his father; the needlepoint he holds belonged to his mother. Displayed with the painting, assorted specimens from Raduziner’s cactus collection complete this diorama of his life. Fallah extends his unconventional portrayal of Raduziner on the gallery walls, where he is displaying a massive wall hanging created from Coogi sweaters, large tondo paintings of flowers and additional cactus plants on specially-made shelves.


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