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Fara’h Salehi, Female of the Species

Art 101
101 Grand Street, 718-302-2242
April 18 - May 11, 2008
Reception: Thursday, April 17, 6 - 9 PM
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“The mosquito is a ballerina; the most beautiful delicate ballerina; she carries constant movement…. She is not a predator; she is a survivor. As humans we are making our pesticides stronger, our protections stronger – we live in the belief that we…are the strongest, that we can control.

“My work is about creating the protection, the army; to protect us from our own false sense of human hierarchy.

“She is my everything; she is the result of a year of imagination and engineering.

“Metal is my choice. It is the material I pick up; it is my career, my craft. Metal is the material that I know – how to work it, the strength, the forgiveness. It seems hard and cold, but in fact it is organic; it has a memory; metal holds what you give it.”

Fara’h Salehi lives and works in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she has been in a number of exhibitions. She has a degree from Pratt in industrial design. She is a metal fabricator and welder.
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