I Can’t Park Myself
For Immediate Release:
2636 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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I CAN’T PARK MYSELF
Curated by Isabelle Le Normand
November 5–December 10, 2016
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11–6 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 6–9pm
MIM Gallery is pleased to present I CAN’T PARK MYSELF, a solo exhibition of drawings by Cima Rahmankhah. The exhibition is curated by Isabelle Le Normand.
The same pieces, again and again, each day is a new day with the same body.
The barriers are repeated, rhythmically, controlling cars, these are the objects we encounter on roads.
A chess piece, we move, strategize, and rest. Chess not as an abstraction, but as a human presence.
Dalí’s clock next to the board, a spider chess piece, crawling diagonally, a furry bishop.
Impressive, then, to come at the object repeatedly, physically.
What controls us, moves us, that’s where our minds go.
Repetitions are what we live with, and differences are what we give away.
These graphite strokes are rooted in figuration, while remaining abstract.
The minimal style precisely outlines the unconscious mind.
Our thoughts are often the same infinite permutations of hunger, sadness, joy.
We always come back to essential truths, repeated again and again.
With monochromatic variations, Cima’s barriers guide you deeper into yourself. –Isabelle Le Normand
Cima Rahmankhah (b. 1976) currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Cima received her MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, in 2012. The following year, she did postgraduate studies at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Cima has a Licence degree in Drawing and Painting from Soureh University, Tehran. Cima’s most recent solo show was Echoes of Many at Agency, Los Angeles, 2015. Her work has been exhibited at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg; the Fundación Canal de Isabel II, Madrid; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Puerto Rico; and the Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico. Cima’s work has been published in New York Art Magazine and in New American Paintings.
Isabelle Le Normand (b. 1980) currently lives and works in Los Angeles. After receiving an MFA from the Université Paris-Sorbonne in curatorial studies and art history, Le Normand has curated for public institutions such as Mains d’Oeuvres in Paris where she was director and curator for six years; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; La Box, Bourges; ForYourArt and 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles; Museum of Destiny, Los Angeles; Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris; La Gad, Marseille. Le Normand completed residencies at the Total Museum and Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; the Stroom Foundation, Netherlands; Cité des Arts, Paris; Komplot, Brussels; Residency Unlimited, NYC. Le Normand is currently working on her curatorial agency and advises private collectors from Europe and the United States.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 5, 6–9 pm.
For more information, please contact MIM Gallery at 424.299.8223 or email@example.com.