Toba Khedoori at LACMA
Toba Khedoori's gigantic, silent, empty places hum with life. Empty chairs in a theater, doors, windows, walkways and fireplaces all imply human presence from a mediative distance. The surfaces are covered in wax that gathers dust, stray hairs and other debris taking what should be a pristine white surface into a lived space. Chris Knight reviews the show for the LA Times
Each is simultaneously a drawing, a painting and an installation. Drawings on thick sheets of paper, they are made at the mural-scale of paintings (using oil paint) but are unframed, brushed with wax and stapled to the wall in a manner that emphasizes them as physical objects.
|Toba Khedoori, Installation View, LA County Museum|