LAAA will present two solo exhibitions by artists June Kim and Eve Chayes Lyman as well as the video program Multiple Feeds. All shows will open on Saturday, February 11 at Gallery 825 and run through March 10, 2017.
When artist Eve Chayes Lyman traveled to Afghanistan just after the fall of the Taliban, it was a time of incredible energy and hope for the future. The digital camera she brought with her was the only camera in Kandahar. The Taliban had banned all pictures and most people under 30 didn't even know that such a thing as a photograph was even possible. People crowded around her, clamoring to have their pictures taken. Many years later, she revisited these photographs, knowing that the hopes of the Afghan people for freedom and democracy had been dashed by a corrupt and brutal government. She now presents here fragments of those images as the body of work Fragments of Afghanistan. These images were transferred onto homemade paper and dipped in wax, enhancing the emotive content. Viewers can touch and interact with the pieces- reaching back into time, to piece together and experience a vivid, personal and intensely human moment in America's longest war.