As a first gallery solo show in New York, this introduction to Soleimani’s work packs plenty of promising firepower. What’s exciting is that she’s boldly stepped into the fray of making overtly political art, and punched her way through with consistent intelligence and visual wit.
For this upcoming exhibition, launching November 12th, the works will be presented in the digital sphere where they were born. The gallery will present the artworks on a public Zoom every day through the run of the show.
Speaking truth to the crises that define relations between Iran and the United States, Soleimani superimposes source imagery onto sculptural backdrops to reflect and critique hot-button issues such as demands for reparations, sanctions on trade and resources, and the “crude” history of the petroleum industry.
The apartment includes 31 artworks from 10 different contemporary artists, all represented by Denny Dimin Gallery in neighboring Tribeca. In the living room, there’s a grid painting by Matt Mignanelli as well as two artworks apiece from Amanda Valdez and Andy Woll.
Please join us for extended evening viewing hours of Touch, an exhibition of new paintings by Justine Hill, as we open our doors alongside our neighbors for Tribeca Gallery Night. An interactive map of the participating galleries can be viewed at this link.
“It seems to me we were in a safe space. If shops selling t-shirts were allowed to be open, why couldn’t we? Because of the fact that art galleries kind of fit into this ambiguous gray area of retail spaces, I saw it as almost my responsibility as a New Yorker and a provider of culture” to reopen as safely as possible.
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“We also had an important, timely, and gratifying exhibition ready to show,” they said of Sean Fader’s exhibition about social media’s impact on queer solidarity and undocumented hate murders of LGBTQI+ individuals across the U.S.