ANNETTE HUR and ELNAZ JAVANI, EXO, January 2 – 30, 2021

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

In their work, Annette Hur and Elnaz Javani tell stories of familiarity and strangeness. Common materials and accessible forms are concealed, revealed, stained and punctured to express the nuances of an encounter.

exo—, according to Julia Kuen, “…in its most general sense, implies distance and displacement beyond the immediate and toward the foreign: everything that lies outside the sum total of our current, conscious every day even, everything that does not belong to our usual ‘mental tonality’.”

The process can be seen as an exotic adventure—a conversation of openness and flexibility between home and away, familiarity and strangeness.

Where and how one finds “place” is what ultimately defines so many of our desires.

Exhibition Checklist

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  • Elnaz Javani, My Effigies, 2O2O stuffed object made of white muslin fabric, hand sewn with black thread covered the external layer with stories in Farsi and Azari calligraphy, dimensions variable
  • Elnaz Javani, Sequences, 2O18, white collar, sewn with red thread, hardener acrylic, 8 x 5 x 2 inches
  • IMG_2560 copy
  • Elnaz Javani, When The Sky Falls Down, 2O13–2O19, hand sewn adult jacket, cloth, resin, thread
  • Elnaz Javani, Sacred Red, 2O18, hand embroidery on fabric, 18 x 22 inches
  • Elnaz Javani, Lover, 2O17, hand embroidery on fabric, 18 x 2O inches
  • Elnaz Javani, Birth, 2O19, hand embroidery on fabric, 2O x 18 inches
  • Elnaz Javani, The outset, 2O19, hand embroidery on fabric, 2O x 18 inches
  • Elnaz Javani, Uneasy, 2O18, hand embroidery on fabric, 14 x 1O inches
  • Elnaz Javani, Two Way Connection, 2O19, hand embroidery on fabric, 2O x 18 inches
  • Elnaz Javani, Cell, 2O18, Red string sewn onto fabric with hand held sewing machine
  • Elnaz Javani, Cell, 2O18, Red string sewn onto fabric with hand held sewing machine, detail
  • Elnaz Javani, Cell, 2O18, Red string sewn onto fabric with hand held sewing machine, detail
  • Annette Hur, Moth Red on Red 00.01 (dyptich), 2020, Korean silk and watercolor on fabric, 16 x 13 inches
  • Annette Hur, Moth Red on Red 00.01 (dyptich), 2020, Korean silk and watercolor on fabric, 16 x 13 inches
  • Annette Hur, Untitled (green and black), 2020, Korean silk and watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 inches
  • Annette Hur, Untitled (monocollage 00), 2019, Korean silk and ink on paper, 20 x 15 inches
  • Annette Hur, Untitled (mono collage 01), 2019 Korean silk and ink on paper, 22.25 x 14.75inches
  • Annette Hur, Untitled (camo), 2019, Korean silk and mixed media, 14.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Annette Hur, Untitled (dual), 2019, Korean silk and mixed media, 13 x 9.5 inches
  • Annette Hur, Moth Bed sheet 00, 2020, fabric, ink, and acrylic on bed sheet, 57.5 x 66 inches
  • Annette Hur, Moth Trace 01, 2020, watercolor and acrylic on fabric, 34.5 x 31 inches
  • Annette Hur, Untitled (monoframe 01), 2020, Korean silk and ink on paper, 18.75 x 16.15 inches