Toba Khedoori

Text by Julien Bismuth

Los Angeles-based artist Toba Khedoori is known for delicately shaded, large-scale compositions that depict objects and everyday environments divorced from any background. Whether drawing and painting onto thin sheets of paper and stapling these directly onto the wall, or using canvas as physical support, her works are poised between ephemerality and monumentality. Doors and windows, chairs and stairs, fences and bricks, train compartments and fireplaces appear at once familiar and unrecognizable, and their “neither-here-nor-there” presence seems to become a space for meditation. 

Designed in close collaboration with the artist, this exquisitely produced—and generously scaled—catalogue features a recent series of oil paintings from her 2012 exhibition at David Zwirner in New York, which marked her sixth presentation with the gallery. Gatefolds allow the viewer to appreciate the intricacy of these works. Ropes in various configurations are a recurrent motif, along with subjects from the natural world, including mountain ranges, tree branches, and rivers. Spare, open expanses of the white page surround some of the renderings, giving the images a calming, otherworldly quality; their visual power is contextualized with an essay about Khedoori’s practice by noted artist and writer Julien Bismuth.

$55.00

Publisher: David Zwirner / Radius Books

Artists: Toba Khedoori

Contributors: Julien Bismuth

Designer: David Chickey, Skolkin/Chickey

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 10 x 12 3/4 in (25.4 x 32.4 cm)

Pages: 96

Reproductions: 26 color

ISBN: 9781934435656

Retail: $55 US & Canada | £33 | €45

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Toba Khedoori

Toba Khedoori’s works depict objects and everyday environments divorced from any background. Whether drawing and painting onto thin sheets of paper and stapling these directly onto the wall, or using canvas as physical support, her delicately shaded, often large-scale compositions are poised between ephemerality and monumentality. Doors and windows, chairs and stairs, fences and bricks, train compartments and fireplaces appear at once familiar and unrecognizable, and their “neither-here-nor-there” presence seems to become a space for meditation. All Toba Khedoori books

Julien Bismuth

?Born in Paris in 1973, Julien Bismuth is an artist and writer currently based in New York. He received a BFA from the University of California, Los Angeles, an MA from Goldsmiths College, and he is currently pursuing a PhD in Comparative Literature at Princeton University. His work navigates between the visual and literary arts, and he has published a number of texts, including a series of publications with Devonian Press, which he co-founded with the artist Jean-Pascal Flavien in 2005, as well as an essay for the catalogue Jason Rhoades: PeaRoeFoam, published on the occasion of the 2014 exhibition at David Zwirner in New York. His work is represented by Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Galerie Parisa Kind, and the Layr Wuestenhagen Gallery, and he has exhibited at Tate Modern, London; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; and the Villa Arson, Nice, France; among other venues.