Friday, January 02, 2009
Farida Batool, NAI REESAN SHEHR LAHORE DIYAN (2006)
Lenticular print, 34 x 48 in.
In Farida Batool’s photographs, lenticular prints (the image changes with the viewing angle) become a metaphor for complex political realities. In “Nai Reesan Shehr Lahore Diyan (There Is No Match of the City Lahore)” a girl skips rope in front of burned-out buildings — the aftermath of arsons committed by religious extremists. And in “Line of Control” the torsos of a naked man and woman press together to form a border as controversial as the one that runs through Kashmir.
- KAREN ROSENBERG
Farida Batool, LINE OF CONTROL (2004)
Lenticular print 34 x 62 in.
Keltie Ferris (b. 1977, Louisville, KY) lives and works in Brooklyn. She received a MFA from Yale University in New Haven, CT and a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). She has been included in exhibitions at Artspace, New Haven, CT; Jack Tilton, New York; Markus Winter, Berlin; and numerous exhibitions organized by Simon Watson of Scenic. Her work has recently been discussed in L.A. Weekly and Details. She is the recipient of both a Jacob Javits Fellowship and a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant. “Dear Sir or Madam” is the artist’s first New York gallery show.