2009-04-10 to 2009-04-24
Almost all contemporary Iranian art is about frustration and finding an Oblique language to scream in. Ala Dehghan is no exception. Her work comes on small scaled paper with the tools that a child uses to express itself: Cayons – pastels – pencils And gauche. What seems like an arbitrary scattering of semi figurative shapes trying to escape from emptiness. They are puppets on string or butterflies pinned, slithering on to paper. The feeling of helpless entrapment is overwhelming, delicate but final. No way out, not even in to emptiness.