The Invisible Dog Art Space
New York
51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
1 347 560364-1
Two exhibitions
dal 12/9/2014 al 14/11/2014
thu-sat 1pm-7pm, sun 1pm-5pm

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Lucien Zayan

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Two exhibitions

The Invisible Dog Art Space, New York

Sayeh Sarfaraz erects concrete walls and dividers on which appear mullahs, soldiers, and demonstrators resonating with the 2009 Iranian rebellion. Claudia Paneca poetically meditates on the nature of matter.

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Wolves in the Wall presents two installations by Iranian-born Canadian artist Sayeh Sarfaraz. This exhibition was conceived specifically for the ground floor space at The Invisible Dog Art Center. It is curated by Claire Moeder

The artist erects concrete walls and dividers on which appear mullahs, soldiers, and demonstrators resonating with the 2009 Iranian rebellion. Silently parading on these walls is a universe of miniature silhouetted figures representing dozens of faceless characters, pawns of her own making with which she replays the violent, surreal scenarios that the dictatorship and repression of the Green Movement has engendered.

This work tells of one’s anxiety before the darkness of political oppression and power games. Like the projection of history played out at a distance before us, Sarfaraz’ works take the form of relics, fragile fragments of recent conflicts in the Middle East and Iran. Gathering them, piece by piece, Wolves in the Wall accommodates the ever-incomplete story of our world.

“The story, one feels, like most true stories, is incomplete.”
Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963)

This exhibition was made possible by the financial support of the Conseil des Arts du Canada, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Cultural Services of the Québec Government Office in New York

Sayeh Sarfaraz
Born in Shiraz, Iran, Sayeh Sarfaraz is a visual artist, currently based in Montréal. She has participated in group exhibitions in Berlin (2013), at Les Territoires in Montréal (2012) and at Flux Factory, New York (2011). Recent solo exhibitions of Sarfaraz’ work include Micropolitiques, Maison des arts de Laval (2014), Let’s play again?, Foreman Gallery, Sherbrooke (2014), Étrange dictature, MAI, Montréal (2013) and Mémoire d’éléphant, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montréal, Canada (2012). Her work is included in the collections of Giverny Capital, as well as several private collections.

Claire Moeder
Claire Moeder is a Montreal-based curator, author and critic. Since 2010, she 
has reported on exhibitions (ratsdeville) and has also published several articles in magazines esse, Ciel Variable, Zone occupée, and Marges. She contributed to the catalogue for the 2009 Mois de la Photo à Montréal and to the first monograph dedicated to the work of Christian Marclay.
 As a young curator, she has participated in Christian Marclay’s solo exhibition in Rennes, France (2008). She had a residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (New York) in 2013 and organized the exhibition Sayeh Sarfaraz: Micropolitiques at Maison 
des arts de Laval (2014).



For her first solo exhibition in the United States, curated by Gaelle Porte, State of Matter, the Cuban artist Claudia Paneca poetically meditates on the nature of matter. The sculptor invites viewers to reflect upon the complexities of such a broad theme through organic installations combining clay, porcelain, wood, drawings, text, and photographs. Like a scientist presenting research on cosmogony, Paneca creates an immersive and delicate personal vocabulary that explores the duality between physicality and spirituality.

Claudia Paneca is a Cuban-born, Brooklyn-based, visual artist. She graduated with a degree in sculpture and drawing from the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts in Havana. Paneca then pursued her studies by taking classes in sculpture, ceramic and printmaking at School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at The Invisible Dog, a multidisciplinary arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. Paneca has participated in several collective shows in both Havana and New York. Most recently, as part of the Armory Arts Week, she showed in the “Hive” exhibition at the The Invisible Dog art center in Brooklyn, NY in March 2014. She was also an Artist-in-Residence at Wassaic Artists Residency program in Wassaic, NY over winter 2013. Paneca explores several mediums, including: sculpture, drawing, ceramic, installation, photography and performance. In her own words: “I create my artwork as a practitioner of what I call ‘The Essence Ritual’: a rite that engages the essence of being in relationship with the self and its environment. This ritualistic approach is my way to transform common notions of reality, perception and spirituality in a deeply subversive way of thinking, expressed through a personal vocabulary of images and symbols. I create imaginary characters and substances, working with physical materials and poetic text on a metaphorical level.”

Opening Reception: Saturday September 13, 6 to 10pm

The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street - Brooklyn, NY, 11 201
Gallery Hours: Thursday to Saturday from 1 to 7pm, Sunday from 1 to 5pm
Tuesday & Wednesday by appointment only. Closed on Monday. Free Admission

Two exhibitions
dal 12/9/2014 al 14/11/2014

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