ShulamitNazarian LosAngeles

Special Project
Amir H. Fallah: Corner

Corner is a site-specific special project by Amir H. Fallah, located in the gallery’s upstairs landing space. Fallah’s artistic oeuvre encompasses painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation, combined with a visual vocabulary that includes collage and complex patterning. The works present a critical observation of the deconstruction and appropriation of portraiture in all its various forms. His practice presents an alternative perspective to entrenched art historical portraiture traditions and the dynamics of modern day art collection and art making. Intertwined with those concerns are his reflections upon identity and personal narrative. For the upstairs project space at Shulamit Nazarian, Fallah has created a site-specific installation integrating his signature practice of hand-painted textile murals with a salon-style presentation of all new paintings. The individual works within this installation share an interest in negating the conventions of portraiture and feature subjects adorned with personal objects. The sitters’ identities are concealed by culturally significant fabrics in lieu of depicting the any physical likeness.