ShulamitNazarian LosAngeles

Special Projects
Fay Ray: Solea

Los Angeles-based artist Fay Ray explores the fetishization of objects and the construction of female identity through high-contrast, monochrome photomontages, and suspended sculptures. Her works are inspired by fashion photography, surrealist visual tropes, and fetish-related materials and objects. The status of objects is also highlighted in Ray’s three-dimensional works: Cereus, Marble, Abalone, 2016 combines natural forms with manmade materials attached coil chain, including both cast and found objects. Ray’s hanging sculptures recall weighted dream catchers with their galvanized cable, abalone shells, cast aluminum cacti and Crema. Through these works, consumption and desire coalesce in a densely lush vision of culturally commodified selfhood.
Fay Ray received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, and her MFA from Columbia University in 2005. She has exhibited at various institutions and galleries within the US and internationally, including Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; LAXART, Los Angeles, CA; Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY and Thaddeus Ropac Gallery, Paris, France among others.