Glassbox Gallery Chinatown-International District
Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 9 2017
Recommended by Leah St. Lawrence
Farsi’s solo show features seven sculptures. The first two works you encounter are of a personal-to-the-artist nature. One is a memory box of sorts, featuring the artist’s mother’s hand knit sweater and a digital print of a parrot. In the same room is a stack of greeting cards indiscriminately floating on the wall. There are no explanations or didactics near the artworks. In the other room is one of Farsi’s most recurring pieces–Untitled [Without Control]. It is a large round silver medallion, standing alone in the middle of the room, with “YOUAREINVISIBLE” carved through it. It said to me: “No one actually sees you. I am sorry to inform you.” I found it relieving and responded: “Thank you for your honesty.” Upstairs there are two works. The first is composed of three individually titled sculptures which form one installation. 10 security lights blare directly at two steel plates carved with words addressing social and digital boundaries (colonist, pilgrim, defector, to name a few). Around the corner is the last piece, "Script." Do not miss it.