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Genevieve Gaignard featured in Artsy

Contrapposto could fool viewers into thinking that a hunk of marble or a stretch of canvas was a living, breathing human being—and this sense of effortless naturalism captivated the Greeks. Once you know the pose, you’ll spot it everywhere, from Renaissance masterpieces like Michelangelo’s David to the contemporary photographer Genevieve Gaignard’s Compton Contrapposto (2016).

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Fay Ray featured in CARLA

Fay Ray’s wit is always in my kitchen. The poster from her 2014 solo show Modeling Clay at Samuel Freeman hangs in the corner: a model shaping mounds of weird, gray clay against her perfectly smooth body. It’s a literal play on acts of objectification and creation, but seductive and light. Ray’s I Am the […]

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Summer Wheat Featured in The Art Newspaper

In this show—split between the gallery and Edlin’s booth at Frieze New York (4-7 May)—the artist Summer Wheat takes inspiration from the role of the gamekeeper since Medieval times. She adds a feminist twist with paintings of women hunting, while nodding to the goddesses and symbols of ancient Greece. Wheat has developed a technique in […]

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Amir H. Fallah featured in The Art Newspaper

Fallah, who is based in Los Angeles, has a solo show called How Far We’ve Come at the Denny Gallery in New York (11 May-17 June) that features the audio work What It Means To Be American, made up of clips of first-hand immigration stories. “Even though I’ve never made work that was political, since […]

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Fay Ray featured in Artillery

The wondrous Egg Arch and Pearl Portal(2018) combines elements of all three categories of her practice, in an elaborately rephotographed collage, printed on cut aluminum, that stands as a queenly Rosicrucian-esque apparition promising physical and energetic transportation to another, more feminine dimension.

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Fay Ray featured in Artscene

Fay Ray’s exhibition “I am the House” ranges from complex dye- sublimation prints on aluminum, to simple design elements in multi-media sculptures. In uenced by thediverse examples of John Baldessari and Kara Walker, her prints are photo montages of recurring themes.

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Fay Ray featured in Riot Material

Teeming with traditionally feminine objects and symbols, including eggs, diamonds, chalices, flowers, feathers, and seashells, Los Angeles-based multimedia artist Fay Ray’s current Shulamit Nazarian exhibition, I AM THE HOUSE, investigates issues of bodily objectification and the meaning of womanhood. The surrealism-inspired photo collages, dye-sublimation prints, and suspended sculptures seen here reveal the female form to be […]

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Fay Ray featured in the LA Times

“Egg Arch and Pearl Portal” is the most arresting of the photo pieces. Scaled to human height and shaped like a passageway, the aluminum-mounted print beckons us inward, to a space at once cosmic and commercial, primal and performative.

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Fay Ray featured in Art Forum Critic’s Pick

Toying with luster, shadow, and patina, the artist’s work resembles the mysterious realm evoked by luxury-goods advertising, relying so heavily on sparkle. Under this magical spotlight, even her corncobs resemble crystals. In Ray’s cosmos, detritus takes on a celestial essence.

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Summer Wheat featured in Bomb Magazine

Wheat’s large-scale works are dense and dynamic narrations depicting mostly women and revealing a wealth of historical influences—from Ancient Egyptian murals to Native American textiles to genre painting and modernism. One of her signature works, Strawberry Sun, a six-by-twelve-foot Guernica-like composition from 2016, brings together deities and laborers, cartoon elements and fertility symbols, in a […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in Tafmag

Née dans le Massachusetts d’un père noir et d’une mère blanche, Genevieve Gaignard a ensuite fait ses études à l’école d’art de la prestigieuse université de Yale. Elle est photographe, mais réalise aussi des collages et des installations autour d’objets vintages. Ses photographies la font toujours figurer au premier plan. À travers ses postures et ses […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in Blouin Art Info

Praz-Delavallade Paris is hosting “Hidden Fences,” the first solo exhibition in France of American artist Genevieve Gaignard. She is well known for work exploring cultural identity as a self-proclaimed mixed-race woman.  She had received her B.F.A. in photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, exploring racial dynamics through her creativity. During her Master of Fine […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured on Paris Art

L’œuvre de Genevieve Gaignard est profondément marquée par son histoire personnelle : née d’une mère blanche et d’un père noir, l’artiste américaine a grandi dans une petite ville industrielle du Massachusetts, partagée entre deux cultures et tenaillée par un fort sentiment d’invisibilité, comme si sa famille n’était pas assez blanche pour être blanche ni assez noire […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in Artnews

“Genevieve Gaignard: Hidden Fences” is on view at Praz-Delavallade in Paris through Saturday, April 28. The solo exhibition, the artist’s first in France, presents recent work that “blends humor, persona, and popular culture to reveal the ways in which the mixing contrasting realities can feel much like displacement. Gaignard positions her own female body as […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in Slash/ Paris

Depuis près de quatre ans, Genevieve Gaignard, formée à la photographie dans la prestigieuse université de Yale (entre autres), se met en scène dans des compositions hautes en couleurs où burlesque et gravité s’entremêlent pour déjouer les stéréotypes et attendus sociaux. Elle-même fille d’un couple « mixte » au cœur d’une Californie marquée par les tensions « raciales », […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in Télérama

Genevieve Gaignard est métisse. Elle a grandi dans le Massachusetts. Son travail photographique est collectionné par les grands musées américains. C’est sa première exposition en France. On y découvre Genevieve travestie en bourgeoise, banlieusarde ou drag-queen, prenant la pose dans un décor choisi avec soin. Une Cindy Sherman de plus, me direz-vous ? Pour une part oui, […]

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Theodore Boyer featured in the Observer

But they’re not showing just any old work, they’re showing their old work—the art they made as children, lovingly preserved or perhaps rediscovered after languishing in boxes by their very own proud parents. Flying in the face of the idea that their geniuses are one in a million, these artists are putting their early scribbles […]

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Amir H. Fallah and Genevieve Gaignard featured in the East Bay Express

Amir H. Fallah’s paintings combine the portraits of Western tradition with decorative elements of Iranian and Islamic art.“I was excited about the idea of bringing in these notes because her work is more about the hybridity of style and playing with formal elements than it is about the explicit use of the figure,” said L’Heureux. […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in Art Forum

But interiors, too, proved to be important sites for narrative. Genevieve Gaignard’s intricate installation­ demarcated by a wallpapered corner of the gallery­ contained five works, including Hammons’ Little Helper, Reclaiming My Time, and Nevertheless, She Persisted, all 2017. Each of these three pieces includes a hand-painted mammy figurine. In the first, the doll is perched […]

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Cammie Staros featured in Art Observed

At the center of the week’s proceedings is the massive Armory Show, spread across Piers 92 and 94 on Manhattan’s West Side. Regarded as one of the premiere events of Manhattan’s annual arts calendar, the Armory Show draws on the city’s tradition as a center of modern arts practice, dating all the way back to […]

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Cammie Staros featured on Art Facts

Presents is a platform for galleries no more than ten years old. This year, 26 galleries will showcase recent work through solo and dual-artist presentations. Highlights include Athi-Patra Ruga at WHATIFTHEWORLD; André Butzer at NINO MIER GALLERY; at Parafin, new works by Justin Mortimer; at Vigo, selected works by Derrick Adams from his Future People […]

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“By the Lights of Their Eyes” featured in Whitewall

“By the Lights of Their Eyes” is a group exhibition featuring work by six artists. Employing themes of fantasy, mysticism, science fiction, and horror, Juno Calypso, Katie Dorame, Sara Issakharian, Naudline Pierre, Roni Shneior, and Ilona Szwarc collectively draw from personal experience to create a fictional story that examines social and political issues.

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Cammie Staros at Armory featured in Galerie

Working in ceramic, wood, and steel, Staros—who was born in Nashville and now lives in Los Angeles—updates classical Greco-Roman sculpture with a contemporary spin and precisely au courant humor. Among the selection of her works available at Shulamit Nazari (Los Angeles), some can be had for as little as $3,500. Her most complex and largest […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Interview in Pelican Bomb

Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp” featured over 70 artists, but the work of Los Angeles-based Genevieve Gaignard has lingered in my mind. Gaignard uses self-portraiture and installation to examine the intersections of race, gender, and class and confront visitors’ stereotypes and assumptions. For Prospect.4, she wholly transformed two rooms tucked behind the […]

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Elham Rokni featured in Artforum

Iranian artist Elham Rokni confronts a subject that has been increasingly sidelined in the mainstream media of late, namely, the displacement of peoples due to war and conflict. After interviewing refugees from Eritrea and Sudan seeking asylum in Israel, the artist made mixed-media works on paper, a book, and a video recounting their folktales and […]

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Wendell Gladstone’s ‘Fever Pitch’ reviewed in Juxtapoz

If you’re in the Los Angeles area in the next few days, it’s well worth a trip to Shulamit Nazarian to see this one in person. Another marvelous installment in the midst of a run of superb programming, Wendell Gladstone’s first solo show at the gallery is a brilliant effort. His content is synthesized in […]

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“All Hands on Deck” with Cammie Staros and Roni Shneior featured in ArtForum

In her 1994 book The Body in Pieces: The Fragment as a Metaphor of Modernity, the late art historian Linda Nochlin analogized representations of the disintegrated figure to tumultuous moments in the modern period’s political and metaphysical flux. While she linked some examples to the era’s chaotic break from antique notions of unification and permanence, […]

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Amir H. Fallah’s ‘A Stranger In Your Home’ reviewed by Fabrik

It is logical that the paintings of Los Angeles artist Amir H. Fallah contravene logic. They are surprisingly harmonious composites of numerous unrelated, even contradictory, parts. While his paintings involve complex layering and the deliberately distorted treatment of light—suggesting three-dimensional space—the subjects are flat. Whereas Fallah was academically trained, with an MFA in painting from […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in WBUR

The exhibit, on view until March 25, features the work of 13 artists and designers who explore the myriad ways in which clothing can be used to question, express and construct gender and identity. The artists and their concerns range radically in tone, interest and media, from Susan Metrican, who creates muscular works with cloth […]

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Wendell Gladstone’s “Fever Pitch” reviewed in Art and Cake

Wendell Gladstone’s first exhibition at Shulamit Nazarian represents a amalgam of gorgeously rendered surreal mindscapes that defy traditional understanding. Reminiscent of Charles Garabedian’s ominous and psychologically charged imagery, Gladstone’s work engages the viewer in a deeply sensuous, albeit dangerous psychological terrain where anything goes.

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Genevieve Gaignard selected as Art Gorgeous’ “Female Artist Who Has Made 2017 “Her” Year”

Far and away, the winning nominee for “Female Artist Who Made 2017 Her Year” was Genevieve Gaignard. Her artistic selfies, staged with incredible outfits in the context of American culture, let us feel her alter egos. Whether she poses in a swimsuit at “Muscle Beach” or quietly waits, loaded with groceries and watermelons, in front of a wedding shop. Thanks for […]

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Wendell Gladstone’s “Fever Pitch” featured in Whitewall

This Wendell Gladstone’s first exhibition at Shulamit Nazarian. The Los Angeles–based artist creates paintings that pull from a range of sources—from 20th-century European advertising to pulp cover art. His energetic works in bright candy colors feature distorted figures and forms charged with psychological subtext.

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Wendell Gladstone’s “Fever Pitch” reviewed in Artscene

Wendell Gladstone’s paintings are collectively entitled “Fever Pitch.” These layered quasi-narratives emphasize bright, acidy colors in which male and female figures happily dance and frolic, coming together in inventive ways while simultaneously remaining separate.

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Carmen Argote featured in Hyperallergic

Born in Mexico but raised in Los Angeles, Carmen Argote explores her boundary-traversing identity in her sculptural installations and architectural interventions. As part of the REDCAT-organized PST: LA/LA performance festival, Argote will be staging a motorcycle performance in Griffith Park, beginning her 18th Street Arts Center residency that will culminate in a road trip.

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Wendell Gladstone’s “Fever Pitch” featured in Black Book

While the paintings of Wendell Gladstone’s “Fever Pitch” at Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles are figurative in form, the ambiguity of the narratives they propose leans more in the direction of the abstract. In turns sensual, desirous and anxious the dreamy scenes they depict are too ambiguous to be read as a direct sociopolitical critique, […]

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Genevieve Gaignard at Studio museum featured in Culture Type

AN ERA IN ART HISTORY is coming to an end in order to make way for the future. The Studio Museum in Harlem is closing for three years while a new building designed by architect David Adjaye is built at its current West 125th Street location. The groundbreaking is set for this fall and the […]

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Amir H. Fallah featured in Art and Cake

Our Writers Name Their Top 5 Exhibitions of 2017 From Kerry James Marshall to Kim Abeles, Shoshana Wayne to MOAH, women, immigrants and the resistance, Art and Cakeasked our art critics to name their favorite 5 shows of 2017. Here is what they had to say:

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Amir H. Fallah featured on Yale University Radio

In his work across media, Amir H. Fallahinterrogates systems of portraiture and representation embedded in the history of Western art. Fallah’s ornate environments combine visual vocabularies of painting and collage with elements of installation and sound to deconstruct modes of identity formation. Portraits of the artist’s veiled subjects employ ambiguity to skillfully weave fact and […]

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Cammie Staros featured in LA Confidential

Want another kind of “intimate”? Make a quick detour up La Brea to Shulamit Nazarian, which presents Cammie Staros, on view until Dec. 20. “This is Staros’ first solo exhibition with the gallery,” says founder Shulamit Nazarian. “Her sculptures, which disclose the tradition of fetish and sexuality in art history, are mysterious, sophisticated and playful […]

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Carmen Argote featured in Culture Map Houston

These multiple meanings and definitions of home make for an exhibition that sometime also redefines our understanding of the mediums of art, with installations and large pieces created from the very wall paper, paint and plaster (Leyla Cardenas’s Excision) and carpeting (720 Sq. Ft.: Household Mutations—Part B by Carmen Argote) of real homes and the […]

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Cammie Staros’ “les vases communicants” featured in Hyperallergic

Cammie Staros’s ceramic objects allude to the forms of classical vessels, but update them with neon or metal additions, as well as references to feminism and S&M. Her exhibition les vases communicants pairs these hybrid sculptures with works by other artists who explore the link between antiquity and the present: Fay Ray, Whitney Hubbs, David Korty, Matt Lipps, […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in Interview Magazine

Genevieve Gaignard is a chameleon. One day she is a cat lady, the next she is in a shirt that reads “Hoodrat Thangs” with braided hair, and the day after that she is a 1950s housewife. “At the end of the day it’s my story,” the 36-year-old explains over the phone. All of these characters […]

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Naama Tsabar featured in Garage

After a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington Square on Saturday, P.4 opened to the public with Composition 21, a performance in the park by Naama Tsabar. Arranged in a vast triangle that managed to recall Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, 21 female musicians and singers played similar-sounding songs in rounds. The wall of sound they created, […]

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Amir H. Fallah interviewed by Khabar Keslan

Amir H. Fallah was born in Tehran, Iran in 1979. He received his BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2001 and his MFA from University of California Los Angeles in 2005. Fallah’s artistic oeuvre encompasses painting, photography, sculpture, and installation combined with a visual vocabulary that includes collage and complex patterning. The works present a […]

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Genvieve Gaignard featured in Artsy’s series “Artists For Gender Equality”

What would true gender equality in the art world look like? In the final chapter of the series, Collins, Narcissister, artist Genevieve Gaignard, and curator and gallerist Anthony Spinello look toward a world where all artists have equal opportunity—one in which there are truly inclusive museums and galleries that embrace multiple narratives, and where women […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES, CA  — Gianna and Demetrio Kerrison, executives in the financial services business, have immersed themselves in the art world for two decades. A large portion of their collection features African American artists, including Glenn Ligon, Brenna Youngblood, Genevieve Gaignard, and Charles Gaines, and others. Mr. Kerrison serves not only as the treasurer of the […]

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Carmen Argote featured in the Texas Observer

In Carmen Argote’s “720 ft. Household Mutations, Part B,” the artist removed carpeting from her childhood home, painted much of it white and hung it like a canvas. Argote, who talked about her work at a November 16 press preview, mapped the origin of each piece of carpet. “This was the room my sister and […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in W Magazine

One of my favorite Prospect discoveries is the rising star Genevieve Gaignard, a kind of mixed-race Cindy Sherman who re-designed two rooms into a combination salon and chapel, with old furniture, church pews, found photos, mirrors, and wallpaper that works in the schematics of slave ships. The installation was located in the lobby of the […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in the New York Times

Mr. Schoonmaker said that Ms. Gaignard was among the artists who could break out to larger fame based on her Prospect work. “Much like Cindy Sherman, she’s a shape shifter,” he said. “Except that she’s a race shifter.”

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Trenton Doyle Hancock featured in Houstonia Magazine

Growing up in Paris, Texas, in a religious household filled with portraits of his mother and lavishly illustrated children’s books, Trenton Doyle Hancock identified as an artist from the very start. Just a year or two after his first baby steps, his great-aunt taught him how to draw farm animals.

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Carmen Argote interviewed by LALA Magazine

As we sit down with a round of tequila, Argote holds forth on her parallel trajectory. “Both of my parents are from Guadalajara,” she says, noting her family moved to L.A. when she was 5. “My father went to architecture school and he had this way of doing blueprint drawings—very minimal and imperfect but in […]

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Trenton Doyle Hancock in Conversation with Dan Nadel & Huma Bhabha | REDCAT Symposium on Mike Kelley’s Kandors

The Opposite of Shrinking: Dan Nadel in conversation with Trenton Doyle Hancock and Huma Bhabha

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Naama Tsabar in Prospect.4 New Orleans: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp

For Prospect.4, Naama Tsabar will present Composition 21, the fifth iteration in her Composition series. A field of twenty one local musicians, each atop their amplifiers, will be arranged into four bands each performing a separate musical piece especially commissioned for the performance. Due to their similar musical structure, when played simultaneously, a dense – […]

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Genevieve Gaignard in Prospect.4 New Orleans: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp

Shulamit Nazarian is pleased to announce Geneveve Gaignard’s participation in the international contemporary art triennial, Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp in New Orleans November 18–February 25, 2018. Led by Artistic Director Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp […]

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Amir H. Fallah’s ‘A Stranger In Your Home’ Featured in Juxtapoz

HEAVY WITH VISUAL SAMPLING, Amir H. Fallah has produced a provocative series of vibrant, Arabesque paintings for his new exhibition with Shulamit Nazarian. An arboretum for the senses, Fallah’s A Stranger In Your Home serves as optical orator, incorporating his own complex identity as he takes on the stories of immigrants from around the world who […]

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Amir H. Fallah’s ‘A Stranger In Your Home’ Featured in Art Asia Pacific

In Amir H. Fallah’s painting Life’s Epic Poem (all works 2017), part of his most recent body of work in the exhibition “A Stranger in Your Home,” an Iranian-American husband and wife are shrouded in sumptuous fabrics in their Beverly Hills home, set against prized possessions. A commemorative plate with the double lion insignia alludes […]

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Amir H. Fallah featured on Beyond The Studio podcast

Hear more from Amir on how family inspires his work and entrepreneurial spirit, how he turned Beautiful/Decay from a zine into a fully fledged business, focusing 100% on his art career, finding galleries as long-term partners, building your own buzz, and staying curious.

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Genevieve Gaignard’s ‘In Passing’ featured in Houstonia

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A WOMAN? A black woman? A housewife? These are questions Genevieve Gaignard explores with her new exhibition, In Passing, at the Houston Center for Photography. As a biracial woman, she considers the complicated ways her identity emerges from the intersections of gender, class, and race. The collection of photographs […]

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Amir H. Fallah’s ‘A Stranger In Your Home’ featured on Art Now LA

Amir H. Fallah‘s exhibition, A Stranger In Your Home is ambitious and clearly illustrates he is a prolific and talented artist. In this exhibition, Fallah presents numerous detailed and layered paintings that depict anonymous figures whose heads are covered with patterned fabrics in lavish settings alongside their possessions. He juxtaposes these works with paintings of […]

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Res featured in VICE

The photographer Res‘s new book, Towers of Thanks, documents their mother’s morphing relationship with Trump. The collection taps into the superficial, jarring aspects of the man’s legacy. His words move from effervescent praise of Res’s mother to 140-character condemnation. The resulting photo series blends archival imagery of the Trump Organization with original compositions of Res’s […]

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Genevieve Gaignard at Expo Chicago featured in VICE

LA-based Genevieve Gaignard, for example, presented a nocturnal beach scene in the Windy City’s always-bright concrete jungle. Selfie (2016) is a photograph of herself taking a selfie. “ Selfie centers on being the opposite of an ‘ideal beauty’,” says Gaignard. “Here was this crazy opportunity to have it be seen on a grand scale, like […]

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Summer Wheat named top 10 artists to watch at Frieze, 1:54, and Sunday

Wheat’s energetic “tapestries”—made by pushing paint through the back of mesh window screens—collide allusions to Egyptian relief sculptures and ancient Greek mythology. At Sunday, the former emerges through distinctive, brilliant golds and lapis lazuli blues. The Greek reference is even more profound. In contrast to Greek painting and sculpture, in which Herculean sportsmen ran or […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in Artsy

Genevieve Gaignard turns our expectations about race and beauty upside down. She’s known for campy, costumed self-portraits in which she masquerades as a shape-shifting cast of characters: a leopard-print clad babe with a hairspray-stiff bouffant; a young woman decked with long braids, gold hoops, and a shirt emblazoned with the words “Hoodrat Thangs.” These personas […]

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Amir H. Fallah featured in The National for booth at Frieze

Offering a group presentation of diverse works by Abbas Akhavan, Amir H Fallah, Hayv Kahraman, Laleh Khorramian and Sara Naim, the display will be investigating the concept of space and environment. Each artist interprets their surroundings or habitat, expressing their cognitive or affective “self”, be that in a social, physical or mystical sense.

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Shulamit Nazarian and Summer Wheat featured in Cultured

On October 3, Cultured held a cocktail party in London celebrating Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles and Brooklyn-based artist Summer Wheat. Held at the Sanderson Hotel, Michael Wolfson, Thomas Rom, Ahmed al Bawardi and Maxim Nilox cohosted the gathering on the occasion of the Sunday Art Fair. Wheat is the recipient of the 2016 NADA Artadia […]

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Amir H. Fallah featured in Harper’s Bazaar for booth at Frieze

As for the main sector, new galleries include Clearing from New York and Brussels, Fonti from Naples, and Société from Berlin. Dubai-based The Third Line will show a group presentation of works by Abbas Akhavan, Amir H. Fallah, Hayv Kahraman, Laleh Khorramian and Sara Naim. The works on display will investigate the concept of space […]

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Trenton Doyle Hancock’s Texas Artist of the Year Exhibition Announced

Art League Houston (ALH) is excited to present the 2017 Texas Artist of the Year exhibition: ‘Texas: 1997-2017’ by Trenton Doyle Hancock, one of Texas’ most celebrated and influential contemporary artists. The exhibition focuses on work made by the artist during the past two decades in which he has lived and worked in Texas and […]

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Amir H. Fallah’s ‘A Stranger In Your Home’ reviewed by Arte Fuse

Bursting with symphonic sunset shades, lush vegetation, and intriguing portraits that spark more questions than they answer, Iranian-born, Los Angeles-based painter Amir H. Fallah’s first solo presentation at Fairfax’s prestigious Shulamit Nazarian gets to the very heart of what it means to be an immigrant in America today.

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Carmen Argote interviewed by LALA Magazine

As we sit down with a round of tequila, Argote holds forth on her parallel trajectory. “Both of my parents are from Guadalajara,” she says, noting her family moved to L.A. when she was 5. “My father went to architecture school and he had this way of doing blueprint drawings—very minimal and imperfect but in […]

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Amir H. Fallah’s ‘A Stranger In Your Home’ reviewed by Flaunt Magazine

Fallah’s art has an intensely chromatic, uncanny valley kind of realism, depicting a riot of patterns and botanical species that do not share common tropics. It’s a kind of peaceable kingdom of the plant world, itself representing the cross-continental hybrid allegory of human migration. The figures, which are not clearly gendered, are partially or completely […]

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Genevieve Gaignard interviewed by Lenny Letter

The women in Genevieve Gaignard‘s photographs are hoodrats who wear large hoop earrings and sport long, auburn-colored, box braids. They are vampy divas who wear turbans, silk robes, blue eyeshadow, and a rock a killer red lip. They are suburban housewives dressed in pastel floral blouses and mom jeans on their way to pick up […]

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Genevieve Gaignard at Studio Museum featured on Artsy

Genevieve Gaignard also turns cultural narratives and archetypes on their heads in her site-specific installation, a living room of ambiguous location and decade. Containing a pink armchair, grandfather clock, and bird cage, among other objects, it suggests the domestic interior of an elderly white Southern woman, perhaps, but is complicated by Gaignard’s staged self-portraits hanging […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in Artsy for booth at EXPO Chicago

Younger galleries also did well at the fair. Los Angeles’s Shulamit Nazarian sold a number of works by Genevieve Gaignard, currently in a show at New York’s Studio Museum of Harlem, by Thursday. They included the final prints of Basic Cable & Chill  and of Kathleen, both within an edition of three photographs, for around $3,000 […]

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Shulamit Nazarian featured on WBEZ Chicago’s ‘Weekend Passport’

Expo Chicago: the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art returned to Navy Pier for its sixth edition. This year, 135 galleries from 25 countries came to Chicago to build new relationships with well-known artists and collectors. It takes place at Navy Pier from Sept. 13 through 17. Global Citizen Nari Safavi talks with Tony Karman, […]

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“Not/Normal” Featured in LA Weekly

This week, a practiced Mother Teresa impersonator comes to the Broad and parkour performers escape an unidentified assailant, running and flipping their way around Houston. Forever on the run In “Not/Normal” at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Steffani Jemison’s short film Escaped Lunatic is projected against a long wall; it showed on a small screen at nearby […]

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Naama Tsabar Interview for Music On Walls

Naama Tsabar creates sensually driven installations, performances, and sculptures that examine the charged spaces and multi sensory zones of nightlife and their associations with notions such as freedom, excess, and escape. Her work treats the venues themselves as structures of power, enabling a display of fantasy, sexuality, and bravado, as well as providing a shelter […]

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ARTnews announces “Fictions” at The Studio Museum in Harlem Featuring Genevieve Gaignard

The Studio Museum in Harlem announced the list of 19 artists to show this fall in “Fictions,” the fifth of the institution’s so-called “F-series” exhibitions of emerging artists. (Past F-series shows, dating back to 2001, have included “Freestyle,” “Frequency,” “Fore,” and “Flow.”) Opening September 14 and continuing into January 2018, “Fictions” was curated by the […]

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“Broken Language” Reviewed in Carla Issue 9

From outside the gallery window on La Brea you could see Wendy White’s glossy black Dibond raincloud, No Pressure (2016). With three perfect black droplets, the work suspends from a rainbow-hued ratchet strap; cute, and moody, even ominous. Her paintings hang in the next room, echoing the hazy washes of Ed Ruscha. Crisp brand logos […]

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KCET Profiles Judson Studios Stained Glass Collaboration with Amir H. Fallah for “A Stranger In Your Home”

In the little-known, long-forgotten Northeast LA enclave of Garvanza – once a thriving community along the Arroyo Seco, named after the garbanzo bean plants that used to flourish there – you’ll find Judson Studios, where its master craftsmen have actively cut, painted, and assembled glass since 1920. You could say that the historic studio — the oldest family-run […]

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“Doublespeak” Reviewed for Art and Cake

In the last two year’s our country has at once changed dramatically but also stayed the same. Seemingly a contradiction in the simplest terms of logic; change implies movement or metamorphoses, whereas its opposite is stagnation, stillness, inert. The challenge for a photographer in this contemporary moment is to capture the truth between the lines […]

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“Doublespeak” Featured on Lenscratch

The Shulamit Nazarian Gallery in Los Angeles is showcasing the exhibition,  Doublespeak,offering a selection of over fifty new works by Yale University’s 2017 MFA Photography graduates, running through August 5, 2017. It’s always exciting to see what the next generation of visual artists are creating, thinking about, and contributing to the photographic conversation. For their thesis presentations, the […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Interview in Issue 6 of Got A Girl Crush

Genevieve Gaignard stares down the narrow eye of her own camera, code-switching into characters that represent her biracial multiplicity as the cultural landscape shape-shifts before our eyes. Her characters and installations aren’t here for simple cultural commentary. They are curated intimations embodied by one woman, yet representative of the biracial experience–which complexities refuse to be […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Solo Exhibition at Houston Center for Photography “In Passing” Announced

HCP is pleased to present In Passing, a solo exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artist, Genevieve Gaignard, marking the artist’s first solo exhibition outside California. This exhibition brings together several bodies of work made between 2015 and the present, mapping the artist’s ever-evolving performance of identity through large-format self-portraits and vernacular installations. Through an […]

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“Face to Face” at CAAM Featuring Genevieve Gaignard Reviewed by Art and Cake

The portrait has remained an innately relatable form; it welcomes the viewer to look at a person for extended periods, something that can be taken as a questionable form of interaction from one person to another. In looking, the viewer is asked to identify with the person, to relate, bond, and emerge with a greater […]

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“Face to Face” at CAAM Featuring Genevieve Gaignard Reviewed by LA Weekly

With “Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture,” the California African American Museum presents a show that is at once completely contemporary and steeped in history. Portraiture evolved from immortalizing the rich and famous to more egalitarian subjects. It’s meant to represent the essence of a subject — a gesture, a gaze, the implied movement or […]

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“Doublespeak” Featured on Creators for Vice

Each year, the Yale School of Art graduates 10 photographers from its prestigious masters of fine art program. The works of the 2017 class of image makers produced a thesis exhibition at the Shulamit Nazarian gallery in Los Angeles. The group show, Doublespeak: Yale MFA Photography 2017 features photography that explores the individual concerns of […]

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Amir H. Fallah Featured on ArtNet

What does it mean to be an artist in a globalized world where borders are being closed, both literally and figuratively? Denny Gallery attempts to answer this question in part through “The World and the Home,” a 1992 essay by Homi Bhabha, with work by Amir H. Fallah, Ann Shelton, Diedrick Brackens, Future Retrieval, Mie […]

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Amir H. Fallah featured in Mojeh

Amir H. Fallah is unfortunately all too aware of the challenges surrounding immigration, being an Iranian-American immigrant himself. His latest body of exceptional artwork explores the realities associated with relocating to another country under duress, thus drawing on his own life experiences and homeland’s history. In-depth and thought provoking, this truly spectacular showcase seamlessly connects […]

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“Broken Language” Artist Greg Ito Interviewed in ArtSlant

Using icons and imagery from childhood fairytales, anime, and classical western art, Greg Ito paints unique moments that form a larger narrative around psychology, love, and life. Each economical vignette evokes a sense of wonder, magic, loneliness, and an underlying darkness characteristic of the contemporary human condition. With diagrammatic precision, Ito gives form to the […]

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Jake Ziemann and Greg Ito in ArtSlant

On this particular Saturday in May, it’s unusually quiet in the Tenderloin as I walk from BART up Larkin Street. The San Francisco neighborhood is known for its seedy characteristics, its history of vice, homelessness, happy ending massage parlors, strip clubs, dive bars, single occupancy hotels, and social service centers. Today it feels like a […]

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Amir H Fallah Interview in The Iranian

An artist is a master at combining colors and shapes to move our own emotions. Amir H. Fallah of Tehran, Iran has been telling the stories of immigrant identities through his paintings, drawings, installations and sculptures around the world for decades. His work is not only moving but resonates with a deep chord among all […]

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“Broken Language” Reviewed in Artillery

A black rain cloud hangs at the doorstep of Shulamit Nazarian’s compelling group show, “Broken Language.” The rain cloud—No Pressure (2016) by Wendy White—is a flat, aluminum-composite cartoon of a cloud that hovers at waist-height from the ceiling by nylon rope and rainbow webbing. White’s caricature of a cloud seizes hold of a mood—simultaneously ominous […]

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Amir H. Fallah Featured in Harpers Bazaar Arabia

When the Iranian American artists Amir H. Fallah first came to Dubai, he had an extraordinary feeling; for the fi rst time ever, he felt invisible. “What I mean by that is, it was the fi rst time in my life I felt like I blended in,” elaborates the Tehran born, LA based artist, “Because […]

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Wendell Gladstone Featured on Nimrod Kamer’s Blog

Searching for magic and the distorted image falling from your iCloud — is the incomprehensible title for a very incomparable group show. Opening this week in the Dot Project, it aims to redefine the phallus quo of the art world (even though all the participant are men). The poster is a desktop wallpaper, with folders, one binder […]

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Wendell Gladstone Featured in King Kong Magazine

Wendell Gladstone’s Sun Moon and Stars squashes a vacuum-formed Bruegelian clutter of figures into the arms of a Duccio di Buoninsegna–style flat Madonna. The painting is puffed up in pastels and plasticized in an endeavour that oddly hovers between CGI and the emboss effect on Photoshop. Kristian Touborg’s work, on the other hand, enters us […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Chosen for Prospect.4 in New Orleans and Featured on ArtNet

A haunting concert on a riverbank orchestrated by Kara Walker, a field station for an imaginary marine biologist designed by Mark Dion, and nearly a dozen portraits by the late Barkley L. Hendricks are among the projects planned for Prospect.4, the fourth edition of the New Orleans triennial exhibition, which is scheduled to open on November 18 […]

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“The Powder Room” Reviewed in the LA Times

Goddesses crowd the “Altar” at the entrance to Genevieve Gaignard’s smartly cheeky show at the Shulamit Nazarian gallery — goddesses seen and unseen. The dressing-table installation is a shrine for worship and desire, a place to refashion the self with wigs and potions, a site to honor a pantheon of heroines: Nina Simone, whose record […]

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Owen Kydd’s “Time Image” reviewed in Art Practical

The Los Angeles–based artist is best known for creating moving images that loop on various formats of display screens—what he terms “durational photographs.” Time Image is a continuation of Kydd’s investigations into the resistance of the fixed image.

In these new works, Kydd forgoes his former still-life setup, opting for a looser experimentation in the studio setting while still using the language of commercial photography.

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“The Powder Room” Featured on Creators Project

Biracial Americans are often told to choose one racial identity based how they are perceived physically by society. The mixed-raced actress Halle Berry is assumed black, and so is our 44th president, Barack Obama, who has often repeated that he was born to a Kenyan father and a white American mother. Because of slavery, the […]

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“The Powder Room” Featured on Konbini

In the age of Trump, the intersection of race, identity and class is a reality that Americans can no longer remain reluctant to discuss. A new sense of urgency surrounds current conversations on these topics since the election unmasked a deep-rooted divide over race and identity that has long been part of the fabric of […]

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