Leyla Emadi: Tidal Waves

February 16, 2021 – April 3, 2021


In Tidal Waves, Leyla Emadi’s paper installations explore the emotional ups and downs resulting from the sudden, uncontrollable changes in our daily lives in the past year. Emadi was born in Ankara in 1977 and trained at the Los Angeles Pierce College.

She explains the eponymous tidal waves in her own words: *As we continue to live in these uncertainties, some mornings we wake up feeling very strong, as if we are capable of overcoming all obstacles, while other mornings we feel very heavy, as if we are seven floors below the ground. Although these tidal waves seem troubling in the moment, any venture out of our comfort zone is actually a venture into our essential selves. As Zygmunt Bauman said, uncertainty is the natural habitat of human life; the hope of avoiding uncertainty is the engine of the human quest. *


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