Artforum's Lillian Davies reflects on Hoda Kashiha's exhibition at Passerelle Centre D'art Contemporain (February 18–May 14, 2022). "Developed across four canvases," the writer observes, "the work repeats a motif pulled from an American postcard. [depicting the full postcard figure just once.] With each repetition, she obscures the appropriated form with swatches of red and black vinyl, ultimately draining it of all color in a cut-out version in white on white. [...] The consecutive compositions are covered in a wash of black acrylic that descends lower on each canvas, like a falling curtain. By the last painting, Back as Black, the source composition is submerged entirely in black." Lillian Davies notes, also, the animated film the artist began with Covid lockdown. Click here to read it in full.
Hoda Kashiha at PASSERELLE CENTRE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN
March 30, 2022