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sinkholes & clementine peels | opening reception

Artist’s Reception: Sept 25, 2020 6 - 9pm On view Sept 25 - October 25, 2020 Artist-hosted gallery hours: Sat-Sun 1-4pm

Chicatolia Artisan Collective will present its inaugural exhibition, Sinkholes & Clementine Peels, featuring the work of artists Farnaz Khosh-Sirat and Hope Wang. Both artists look to their built environments as spatial productions of memory, power, and desire.

By deconstructing architectural details and reconfiguring fragments of it, their works become false copies and relics of their personal experiences. Khosh-Sirat utilizes girih, geometric patterns in Persian textiles and architecture, in her atmospheric sculptural installations to delineate space. In an act devoted to mimicry that also reflects a desire for material to appear as something other than itself, Wang reproduces patterns from common construction materials and shifts their scale onto alternate substrates. While Khosh-Sirat captures the stylized patterns of prayer rugs and meditates on the spiritual essence of space, Wang contends with the sloppy traces of human activity around industrial sites. By manipulating material to create ghostings of these contexts, Khosh-Sirat and Wang celebrate the qualities of their built environment in a way that is simultaneously casual and critical.

****Please note there will be limited capacity (4 people at a time) and masks are required for entry. Because this exhibition space is housed at the back of a retail store, there is extra space to mingle in the store. Reservations are not required to enter, but we recommend guests reserve viewing time during artist-held gallery hours for 30 min time slots. These slots will be prioritized over walk-ins. Please email for reservations.

documentation by Guanyu Xu


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