Homa Shojaie
Ascent Exhibition at Bolt Residency AscentThreadThread (Detail)She/HeFrom left to right:

Golden Moth
Pen, Oil, and Acrylic on Frayed Canvas
6”x14”

Saba
Pen, Oil, and Acrylic on Frayed Canvas
5”x36”

River of Silver and Gold
Pen and Clear Gesso on Frayed Canvas
5”x38”

Girl on the Lower Deck
Pen, Oil, and Acrylic on FrayeCocoonCocoon (detail)Cocoon 
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Shams
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Feather
Frayed Raw Canvas
4”x13”

Gold Part
Acrylic on Frayed Canvas
4”x12”




 FeatherGirl on the Upper Deck
Frayed Canvas
ASCENT, Solo Exhibition by Bolt 2011-2012 Resident Homa Shojaie at Bolt Project Space, January 2012, Chicago


Homa Shojaie presents ASCENT, an installation that investigates the material space of canvas to explore archetypal personas. Shojaie's new work creates a meditative space that builds on the potential of canvas while metaphorically referencing the body. As the warps and the wefts of the raw canvas are methodically peeled away, layers of meaning reveal the subject's emotional landscape. Hovering on the edges of painting, architecture, sculpture and text, Shojaie's installation references a zone that never fully attaches itself to any one discipline. Instead, ASCENT is continuously shifting, carefully diffusing the boundary of the threads found in the frayed canvas, simultaneously revealing everything and nothing.
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