Edwynn Houk Gallery exhibits recent works by Sissi Farassat (Iranian, b. 1969). This is her first solo exhibition in New York. Encountering Farassat¹s works, one quickly sees that hundreds of hours have been spent hand retouching each photograph making it a unique object. Farassat drastically alters the most inherent properties of the photographs : the instantaneousness of the camera and the possibility of creating multiple photographic prints. Instead, she takes needle and thread to each print, and hand-stitches thousands of crystals, beads, and sequins, transforming the photograph into a type of tapestry.
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