Sunday, January 2, 2011

Farrah Karapetian, January 2

Farrah here is engaged in the most everyday of situations: living for
the duration of her Kamikaze show inside a simple lantern, she casts
shadows imbued with the subtle “gait, glance, and gesture” of her own
modern life (Baudelaire 1863.) Since 2002, she has worked primarily
with cameraless photography, using shadows to describe space and space
to determine the kinds of shadows at play in each of her works. She
describes much of this work as a photography of a sculptural field,
through which she creates images and forms that are "more like a
metaphor than a record" (Leah Ollman, LA Times). She received her MFA
from UCLA (2008) and her BA in fine art from Yale University (2000). A
MacDowell Fellow (2010) and an artist-in-residence at the Wende Museum
and Archive of the Cold War (2009), she recently completed a
commission for an atrium designed by Richard Meier & Partners at New
Pacific Realty in Los Angeles. She has had solo exhibitions and
projects with Sandroni.Rey (CA), Geoffrey Young (MA), and the Kantor
Gallery (NY), as well as group exhibitions both nationally and