Untitled (birds), 2016

marker on watercolor paper, 60 x 88 inches

Still Lives, 2016

egg tempera on claybord (primed panel), 9 x 12 inches

Still Lives, 2016

egg tempera on claybord (primed panel), 9 x 12 inches each

Still Lives, 2016

egg tempera on claybord (primed panel), 9 x 12 inches

Still Lives, 2016

egg tempera on claybord (primed panel), 9 x 12 inches

Still Lives, 2016

egg tempera on claybord (primed panel), 9 x 12 inches

Still Lives, 2016

egg tempera on claybord (primed panel), 9 x 12 inches each

Still Lives, 2016

egg tempera on claybord (primed panel), 9 x 12 inches

Still Lives, 2016

egg tempera on claybord (primed panel), 9 x 12 inches

Still Lives, 2016

egg tempera on claybord (primed panel), 9 x 12 inches

Still Lives, 2016

egg tempera on claybord (primed panel), 9 x 12 inches

 

Unnameable, 2016

acrylic on wood and raw canvas, marker on paper, dyed used cloths, found winsows, 100 x 70 x 40 inches

Eye (Left), 2017

acrylic on raw canvas, 34 x 40 inches

Untitled, 2017

acrylic on raw canvas

The Hero, 2016

acrylic on wood and raw canvas, found objects, 190 x 60 x 40 inches

Iman Raad

Tongue Tied

March 18 – May 7, 2017

Sargent’s Daughters is pleased to present Tongue Tied, the first New York solo show of Iranian artist Iman Raad. The exhibition will include egg-tempera paintings and mixed media installation. Tongue Tied will open on Saturday, March 18, 2017 and be on view through April 23, 2017.

Raad’s work presents a contradictory combination of beauty and fear though the displacement of objects and interruption of perspective, imbuing his non-human subjects, such as fruits, animals and objects, with a conscious that allows them to become self-aware and animate. Drawing from Persian miniature painting, South Asian truck ornamentation and digital glitch imagery, Raad inverts the usual narrative of decorative subjects playing a passive role and puts them center stage. Butterflies, birds, fruits and flowers are extracted from their familiar context and given a life of their own. As we look at the shining bowl of fruit bedecked with petals it takes a moment to realize the oranges repeat in a manner not found in nature. We are at once in the realm of the familiar and the alien, plunged into the anxiety that is woven through Raad’s work, making an unfamiliar event out of everyday life.

Iman Raad (b. 1979, Mashhad, Iran) lives and works in New Haven, CT where he is currently a 2017 MFA candidate at Yale University. This is his first solo exhibition in New York City.