Both are. (2014)

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Both are. (2014)

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Both are. (2014)

Mounted on archival white paper 14"x17" (horizontal)

This work was first exhibited in Last to Last at Portland Center Stage, Oregon in 2014.

“Serrah isolates portions of images and then juxtaposes them to other fragmented images in her collages, creating unique and interesting pairings. Both are., for example, depicts white gauze (silk maybe?) billowing out against a black background; a diaphanous membrane, a ghost. At the paper’s edge, the artist places an image of what appears to be supple, shiny black leather cut to fit the arc of the white fabric next to it. The collage appears whole, the gauze mirrored in the reflection of the leather’s hide and its shape made complete by the other image. These pairings take on new meanings and relationships as the source for each image used is obscured either by the artist’s hand (as evidenced by the tearing, cutting, and reassembling of the image on the page) or by the dreamlike feeling the works create of being simultaneously familiar with and foreign to the textures, figures and landscapes featured in the works.”

Read Elizabeth Spavento’s curatorial statement here.

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