Kamrooz Aram, Green Movement (detail), 2018.
The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to present Kamrooz Aram: An Object, A Gesture, A Décor, on view October 27, 2018-January 19, 2018, on its 10th floor. The exhibition includes new paintings, sculptural works, and collages, highlighting the complex position of ornament and the decorative throughout the history of modern art. Challenging conventional art historical hierarchies that have placed fine art and the decorative arts in separate categories of value, Aram’s works even the playing field; mediating patterns lifted from Persian carpets through gestural abstraction, allowing color field painting to become backdrops for found ceramics, re-presenting postcards from museum gift shops in collages, and using architectural materials such as brass, terrazzo, wood, and wall painting with reference to encyclopedic museums, where viewers typical engage the decorative arts.
(Courtesy the artist.)