This retrospective exhibition presents images from Siri Kaur’s ongoing investigations into photographic portraiture. Her pictures of people are the byproduct of conflict. They offer an outline of the negotiation between competing agendas, not only between that of the artist and the sitter, but also between one’s internal idealized image, and the one that is culturally ascribed to us. Kaur’s portraits are located at the uncomfortable midpoint between self and other, the accumulation of myriad forces that are impossible to represent. It is this ambiguity that lends her portraiture its seduction.
This exhibition will be on display from Friday, August 1st, 2014 through Sunday, August 31st.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 1st from 5:30 to 8:30pm.
SIRI 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. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, art ltd., The L.A. Times, and The Washington Post, and was included in the 2013 California Triennial of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts. She lives and works in Los Angeles, where she also serves as Assistant Professor at Otis College of Art and Design.
This exhibition generously supported by:
REVOLUTION of White River Junction, VT