Pouran Jinchi: Black and Blue

September 17 – October 24, 2015

POURAN JINCHI

Bruised 1, 2014

Transfer paper

18 x 18 in / 45.7 x 45.7 cm

POURAN JINCHI 

Bruised 2, 2014

Transfer paper

18 x 18 in / 45.7 x 45.7 cm

POURAN JINCHI 

Bruised 3, 2014

Transfer paper

18 x 18 in / 45.7 x 45.7 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Bruised 4, 2014

Transfer paper

18 x 18 in / 45.7 x 45.7 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Bruised 5, 2014

Transfer paper

18 x 18 in / 45.7 x 45.7 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Bruised 6, 2014

Transfer paper

18 x 18 in / 45.7 x 45.7 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Bruised 7, 2014

Transfer paper

18 x 18 in / 45.7 x 45.7 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Bruised 8, 2014

Transfer paper

18 x 18 in / 45.7 x 45.7 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Bruised 9, 2014

Transfer paper

18 x 18 in / 45.7 x 45.7 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Bruised 10, 2014
Transfer paper

18 x 18 in / 45.7 x 45.7 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Bruised 11, 2014

Transfer paper

18 x 18 in / 45.7 x 45.7 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Bruised 12, 2014

Transfer paper

18 x 18 in / 45.7 x 45.7 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Hacked, 2014

Enamel on wood panels

55.5 x 63 in / 141 x 160 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Hanged 1, 2015

Copper, paint, safety pins

Variable dimansions

Edition of 18

Price upon request

POURAN JINCHI

Inked, 2014

Pens on paper

15 x 11.25 in / 38.1 x 28.6 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Pierced, 2014

Pens, copper thread on paper

36 x 108 in / 91.4 x 174.3 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Slashed, 2014
Enamel on wood panels

62.25 x 77 in / 158.1 x 195.6 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Sores 1, 2015

Inks on linen

24 x 24 in / 61 x 61 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Sores 2, 2015

Inks on linen

48 x 36 in / 121.9 x 91.4 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Sores 3, 2015

Inks on linen

48 x 36 in / 121.9 x 91.4 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Stitched, 2013-14

Ink and copper thread on paper

46 x 57 in / 116.8 x 144.8 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Wound 1, 2015

Inks on linen

48 x 48 in / 121.9 x 121.9 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Wound 2, 2015

Ink on linen

48 x 48 in / 121.9 x 121.9 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Wound 4, 2015

Ink on linen

48 x 48 in / 121.9 x 121.9 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Wound 5, 2015

Ink on linen

48 x 48 in / 121.9 x 121.9 cm

POURAN JINCHI

Wound 6, 2015

Ink on linen

48 x 48 in / 121.9 x 121.9 cm

Press Release

Leila Heller Gallery New York is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Pouran Jinchi. Drawing on diverse cultural sources including literature, history, folk art and religion, Jinchi has developed a visual vocabulary that inhabits the space between abstraction and calligraphy. Working in a realm that is defined by the overlapping fields of painting, sculpture, drawing, and writing, her art practice entails a conversation between the materials she uses and the subjects she addresses. Inscription in her art becomes a visual apparatus beyond meaning. Jinchi produces textual landscapes that are recognizable yet illegible.

 

Jinchi’s new body of work is an artistic response to pervasive social and political violence. Revisiting Sadegh Hedayat’s modernist classic, The Blind Owl, Jinchi explores the universal tropes of pain and violence threaded throughout the novel. One particular passage is explored repeatedly across various mediums – “I write only for my shadow, which is cast on the wall in front of the light. I must introduce myself to it.” Jinchi dismantles the text, drawing fragments of the letters onto patches of paper that are then stitched together with copper thread into quilts. She paints the sentence onto raw canvases where the characters evoke a battlefield strewn with the wounded. Each line of the first page of the book is rendered into sculptural form; Jinchi painstakingly cuts each letter from a sheet of copper, forming it into abstract shapes by hand, and stringing it onto a chain fabricated from copper safety pins.

 

568 West 25th Street New York, NY 10001 | Tel: +1 212 249 7695 Fax: +1 212 249 7693 www.LeilaHellerGallery.com Hedayat’s text is compulsively altered, distorted and reassembled into artworks that are intricate, ornate, and vibrant. Jinchi draws her palate from the colors of a bruise as it heals— blue, fuschia, red, purple, and black. By making utterly beautiful pieces in rich hues to represent pain and violence, Jinchi disrupts visual perception. Only by looking beyond the surface, can one see the complex interrelations between divergent elements across the exhibit.

 

Currently living and working in New York City, Pouran Jinchi was born in Iran and studied engineering before becoming an artist. Her work has been collected and exhibited by Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Zayed National Museum, Abu Dhabi, and many other institutions worldwide. Her paintings are currently on view at the 56th Venice Biennale through November 2015.

 

 

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Press inquiries

J.A. Forde, 212-358-9516 or leilahellergallery@companyagenda.com

Gallery contact

Lauren Pollock, 212-249-7695 or lauren@leilahellergallery.com