DOUBLE AGENCY: "2FOR1" BY POONEH MAGAZEHE

Pooneh Maghazehe
, Bikini Half Off, 2018
, 114 x 19 x 129 inches (height dimensions variable)
, Ikea sofa frame, aluminum, PlastiDip, pine, acrylic, Red Guard, beach towel, plaster, cloth, resin, Celluclay, particle board, concrete, ceiling jack LED light, Santa artificial snow spray


One current exhibition you should be sure not to miss is “2for1” by POONEH MAGAZEHE at Brennan and Griffin Gallery (122 Norfolk Street, thru 2/3), which consists of several inventive mixed media sculptures that originate from an equation that may seem merely good marketing but that begs a philosphical inquiry as well. 

 
Pooneh Maghazehe
, Miami Shell Station, 2018,
 44 x 12 x 129 inches (height dimensions variable)
, Found piano bench, particle board, pine, acrylic paint, PlastiDip, Red Guard, Celluclay, plaster, cloth, resin, ceiling jack, bricks, beach towel, aluminum, LED light, Ikea furniture feet 

As she states in her thesis "This desire-driven toggle between the place you’re in and place you want to be is nimble and ultimately survivalist. The peripheral overtakes plain sight, transforming into double vision.” The admixture of disparately aesthetic forms that Magazehe presents us with creates an experience that begs the question of how more of one thing, or one element sharing different extremities, better that the simple and self evident object itself? 

Pooneh Maghazehe
, Miami Shell Station, 2018,
 44 x 12 x 129 inches (height dimensions variable)
, Found piano bench, particle board, pine, acrylic paint, PlastiDip, Red Guard, Celluclay, plaster, cloth, resin, ceiling jack, bricks, beach towel, aluminum, LED light, Ikea furniture feet

Her installation departs from her initial equation into an approachable and engaging creative metier combining found materials with fabricated ones that act like ciphers for the gap between the two. They are put into a dialogue with the Coke can that is the locus of a conversation between commercial and aesthetic truth.

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