Opening Reception: February 8, 2020, 6pm - 8pm
Diane Rosenstein Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of experimental photographs and video and sculptural installations catalyzed by Farrah Karapetian’s experience of her father’s death. She mines the gestures of care and suspense that most punctured her consciousness, working from iPhone pictures, music lyrics, dreams, and conventions of sacred space, such as the Via Dolorosa. She writes, “’surrender’ is the shortest prayer,” and emphasizes the gallery’s architectural correspondences with those of cathedrals. At the same time, the work is about memory, including each of the metaphorical ways in which she handles material, especially in the selective distribution of chemistry, to reveal only parts of images, some of which repeat, as thoughts do. This is her second show with the gallery.