Past Exhibition / Laleh Khorramian

Zenith and Nadir

October 09 - November 06, 2008

  • Laleh Khorramian, Green as a Heart, 2008, Glass, lead, wood, stain, neon, paper, 96.5 x 96.5 x 12 cm

    Laleh Khorramian, Green as a Heart, 2008, Glass, lead, wood, stain, neon, paper, 96.5 x 96.5 x 12 cm

  • LK_Still From I Without End _2008_6mins 20secs _Detail 4_650

  • LK_Scene For Act III_2006_Ink ,oil ,collage On Clay Coated Paper _55.9x 71.1cm _650

  • LK_Ocean Floor 2_2008_Ink Jet Print _25.4x 12.7cm _650

  • LK_OLNS (15)_2008_Ink ,spraypaint ,collage On Paper _30.5x 30.5cm _650

  • LK_OLNS (17)_2008_Ink ,spraypaint ,collage On Paper _30.5x 30.5cm _650

  • LK_OLNS (22)_2008_Ink ,spraypaint ,collage On Paper _30.5x 30.5cm _650

  • TTL_Laleh Khorramian _2

    Installation View

  • TTL_Laleh Khorramian _3

    Installation View

  • TTL_Laleh Khorramian _Image Presentation (lr)

    Installation View

Images

Featured in Khorramian's second solo exhibition at the gallery, I Without End (6:20 min) is a time-lapse animation, which captures a couple carved out of orange peels, sensually entwined to one another. The couple are at times androgynous, coarsely comical but intensely engaged, their heads skewed in place with the visceral violence of a Francis Bacon painting. 

The absurdity of the material as a sensual metaphor depicts the unfolding intimacy of two individuals. Upon close inspection and the alteration of time, the figures lie somewhere between the living and dying. They are essentially decaying to a rhythmical breath, engaged in movement until the moment all moisture is finally gone.

In other works on paper, Khorramian mono-prints and drawings in oil, crayon, collage, pen and ink are never too far removed from her animations, since they provide the fertile source material for them. In these works, microscopic, remote landscapes roll behind fragmented figures with narratives embedded again and again.