April 10 - May 15, 2021
From the gallery:
“HEIDI VAUGHAN FINE ART is proud to present Playing Fields, a collection of constructed and collaged photography by the artist Avisheh Mohsenin. The exhibition opens April 10 and runs through May 15, 2021 at the gallery, located at 3510 Lake Street in the Upper Kirby Galleries. An artist talk will take place on May 1, at 1 pm.
The objects in Playing Fields comprise photographic compositions constructed with children’s items, and photocollages from images of playground slides. In one set, Mohsenin works in a more cerebral and calculated way. In the other, she lets loose and welcomes accidents in a seesaw not dissimilar to the constant quest for balance in parenthood.
In the Spring of 2020, with lockdowns in place, Mohsenin found herself juggling work and parenthood. On their walks with her then one-and-a-half year-old daughter, she noticed that leaves and fallen petals of magnolia trees suddenly looked very different. On these daily walks, while worrying about the next task at hand, the natural elements in their changing colors and ephemerality became necessary companions to appease the uncertainty of the times. The artist recorded them to make images that would later serve as permanent reminders of the subtleties experienced in the mundane. “
Artist talk: May 1, 2021 | 1–2 pm
3510 Lake St
Houston, 77098 Texas
(832) 875-6477Get directions