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Shulamit Nazarian is pleased to present A War on Wars, Los Angeles-based artist Amir H. Fallah’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. Synthesized through painting and sculpture, A War on Wars combines a range of imagery to invoke parables that address an ever-shifting geo-political landscape and structure of power. Drawn from early childhood memories of wartime, the works suggest an active resistance to conflict, one that is centered on awareness, education, and protest.
A War on Wars will be presented concurrently with a solo exhibition at the Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), The Fallacy of Borders, and the debut presentation of Fallah's large-scale neon public project, CHANT, in support of human rights in Iran. CHANT will be displayed on the gallery’s facade on La Brea Avenue in Hollywood.
Collectively, the three presentations provide an expansive understanding of the artist's prolific oeuvre, while also demonstrating new directions in public sculpture, each addressing a nuanced and emotive inquiry about identity, the immigrant experience, and the history of portraiture.
A War on Wars
February 15 – March 25, 2023
Reception: Friday, February 17th, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm