About the Work
Kimia Ferdowsi Kline explores the chasm between her American upbringing and Persian heritage through vibrant color schemes and expressive composition. As members of the Baha'i faith, Kline's family was exiled from their native Iran before she was born, precluding Kline from a firsthand experience with her family's homeland. Painting served as a tool to explore her curiosity and imagination fueled by family narratives, old photographs and contemporary Iranian photographers. Says Kline, "The final images are patchworks of imagination, memory, and storytelling." In Two Heads, we are greeted by two gentle figures held in a moment of repose. The thoughtful serenity of the image is activated by the saturated colorscape that engulfs the characters. Expressive swaths of pale yellow, chlorophyll green, pastel pink, and opaque navy blue lend tension to the intimacy.
Kimia Ferdowsi Kline has mounted solo exhibitions at Turn Gallery (New York), Marrow Gallery (San Francisco), Elaine L. Jacob Gallery at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) and Quirk Gallery (Richmond, VA), as well as a two person exhibition with Farshad Farzankia at 68 Projects (Berlin, Germany). Selected group shows include Ceysson & Bénétière (Luxembourg), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Field Projects (New York, NY), The Drawing Center (New York, NY) and 68 Projects (Berlin, Germany). Kline received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011 and her BFA from Washington University in 2008. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
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