Echoes of Many
January 17, 2015 - February 7, 2015
Cima Rahmankhah’s canvases depict narrative fragments distilled from centuries-old Persian proverbs and idioms. These ancient words, which still permeate through the regional languages, are Cima’s takeoff point. In her visual adaptations, the essence of these phrases becomes distorted through a modern lens. The idiomatic context is further complicated by the tableaux’ portrayed characters, all played by Cima. In these frozen narrative moments, Cima represents her many imagined selves. It is role play as a means to locate herself amidst ancient words as they slowly dissolve into a contemporary condition.