KNOW ME FOR THE FIRST TIME
Posted on October 15, 2012 by admin
Los Angeles artist Siri Kaur is currently on display at Blythe Projects Gallery with one of her most ambitious and personal body of work . Kaur received her MFA in Photography from California Institute of the Arts in 2007, and an MA in Italian Studies (2001) and BA in Comparative Literature (1998) from Smith College. Kaur was the recipient of the Portland Museum of Art’s Biennial Purchase Prize in 2011. She has participated in numerous exhibitions, including solo shows at Blythe Projects and USC’s 3001 galleries in Los Angeles, and group shows at the Torrance Museum of Art, California Institute of Technology, and UCLA’s Wight Biennial. In this exhibition she continues her visual investigations into longing, desire, history, and memory. Kaur uses photography to suggest a poetic counter-world while acknowledging the abysmal and the uncanny lurking beneath the surface of utopian fantasies. Her images, originating in diverse locations including Iceland, New England, Alaska and Southern California, present psychologically charged places and individuals whose emotional states teeter between despair and redemption. Keep an eye on Siri Kaur.
From October 29 – December 17, 2011
Blythe Projects 5797 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California 90232.
Photo: Otto, 2011 pigment print.