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Shulamit Nazarian now representing Amir H. Fallah
Corner is a site-specific special project by Amir H. Fallah, located in the gallery’s upstairs landing space.


LOS ANGELES, CA.- Shulamit Nazarian announces representation of Los Angeles-based artist Amir H. Fallah. The gallery first exhibited the artist's work in the group show, Uncommon Terrain, in the summer of 2015. A solo exhibition with the artist is planned for 2017. Fallah's artistic oeuvre encompasses painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation combined with a visual vocabulary that includes collage and complex patterning. The works present a critical observation of the deconstruction and appropriation of portraiture in its various forms. Fallah's practice presents an alternative perspective to entrenched art historical portraiture traditions and the dynamics of modern day art collection and art making. Intertwined with these concerns are his reflections upon identity and personal narrative.

Fallah received his BFA in Fine Art & Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art and his MFA in painting at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions across the United States and abroad. In 2015, Fallah had a solo exhibition at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. In 2009, the artist was chosen to participate in the 9th Sharjah Biennial.

Corner is a site-specific special project by Amir H. Fallah, located in the gallery’s upstairs landing space. Fallah’s artistic oeuvre encompasses painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation, combined with a visual vocabulary that includes collage and complex patterning. The works present a critical observation of the deconstruction and appropriation of portraiture in all its various forms. His practice presents an alternative perspective to entrenched art historical portraiture traditions and the dynamics of modern day art collection and art making. Intertwined with those concerns are his reflections upon identity and personal narrative. For the upstairs project space at Shulamit Nazarian, Fallah has created a site-specific installation integrating his signature practice of hand-painted textile murals with a salon-style presentation of all new paintings. The individual works within this installation share an interest in negating the conventions of portraiture and feature subjects adorned with personal objects. The sitters’ identities are concealed by culturally significant fabrics in lieu of depicting the any physical likeness.





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