Past Exhibition / Ala Ebtekar

Elsewhen

January 18 – March 08, 2012

  • AE_Elsewhen

  • AE_Coelestis (after Hafez ) 1_2011_Acrylic And Digital Chine -collé On Book Pages Mounted On Canvas _83.8 X 120 Cm

  • AE_Morning Breeze _2011_Mixed Media Digital Pigment Print _100 X 150 Cm

  • AE_Paradise (Triptych )_2011_Mixed Media Digital Pigment Prints _2 Side Panels 100 X 66 Cm _centre Panel 100 X 150 Cm

  • AE_Serenity _2011_Mixed Media Digital Pigment Print _150 X 150 Cm

  • AE_The Dark Midnight , Fearful Waves , And The Tempestuous Whirlpool (3)_2011_Mixed Media Digital Pigment Prints _100 X 150 Cm

  • AE_The Dark Midnight , Fearful Waves , And The Tempestuous Whirlpool (4)_2011_Mixed Media Digital Pigment Prints _100 X 66 Cm

  • AE_The Dark Midnight , Fearful Waves , And The Tempestuous Whirlpool (5)_2011_Mixed Media Digital Pigment Prints _100 X 66 Cm

  • Ala Ebtekar _Elsewhen _2012_Installation Views  (3)

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  • Ala Ebtekar _Elsewhen _2012_Installation Views  (14)

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Informed both by his cultural background and what it means to be a part of a diasporic community in the 21st Century, Ala Ebtekar’s meticulous paintings, drawings, and installations have imagined what the present day could look like if it collided with history and mythology.

Exhibited widely throughout the United States and internationally, Ebtekar’s impressive body of work over the past decade has drawn evocative parallels between events unfolding today and events and stories of the past. Challenged by an increasing desire to look towards the future and how to manifest this palpable impulse into a new series of work, he began researching the narratives and concepts of the literary genre of science fiction, where depictions of the future, space flight, and time travel set the stage for narratives of realistic speculation about possible future events.