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Rosha Yaghmai at CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco

Rosha Yaghmai at CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco

Artnews

February 6, 2019

“Rosha Yaghmai: Miraclegrow” is on view at CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco through Saturday, March 30. The solo exhibition is an installation of new work by the Los Angeles–based artist.

Rosha Yaghmai: Imagine Yourself a Spider, or a Softball Catcher, in Two Wattis Shows

Rosha Yaghmai: Imagine Yourself a Spider, or a Softball Catcher, in Two Wattis Shows

KQED

January 24, 2019

In Yaghmai’s spare installation, viewers walk across a celery-green “tiled” floor to inspect a giant twist of encrusted metal pipe (a clever stand-in for a shed hair). A normal-sized bug zapper sits nearby, threatening now that you’re the spider. And through a curved cylinder sticking out of the wall, a looping bit of sound and light transmits a recording of Yaghmai and her brother performing a Persian song about pursuing a new life (the ultimate altered state).

Unearthing Embedded Knowledge: An Interview Of Rosha Yaghmai On The Occasion Of Her Exhibition At The Wattis Institute

Unearthing Embedded Knowledge: An Interview Of Rosha Yaghmai On The Occasion Of Her Exhibition At The Wattis Institute

Autre

January 15, 2019

Walking into Rosha Yaghmai’s studio is a little bit like walking into the laboratory of a junkyard hoarder/mad scientist. There’s a distinctly pleasant organization to the vast collection of Los Angeles detritus that extends from the studio to the backlot outside. The walls are plastered with images from torn magazine pages, postcards, posters, watercolors and collage works. It’s as though you could hold a microscope to any detail in the room and discover a tiny world within. This is especially the case when viewing the centerpiece of her upcoming exhibition Miraclegrow at the Wattis Institute in San Francisco.

Unfinished Finish Fetish

Unfinished Finish Fetish

CARLA

September 1, 2018

A work like Yaghmai's evokes this SoCal artistic past in its use of translucent plastics, washes of colored light, and a commanding and minimal central structure – a large folding screen – that encourages perambulation. But from here, the artist refreshes the tropes of the 1960s “L.A. look.”

Rosha Yaghmai: These 20 Female Artists Are Pushing Sculpture Forward

Rosha Yaghmai: These 20 Female Artists Are Pushing Sculpture Forward

Artsy

July 30, 2018

Rosha Yaghmai began her artistic career making photographs. But experiments in the darkroom soon found her eager to switch gears, incorporating other materials to create multidimensional installations. “The flatness of photography prohibited me from exploring the one-to-one relationship a viewer can have with the three-dimensional object,” she said.

Rosha Yaghmai: Made in L.A. 2018

Rosha Yaghmai: Made in L.A. 2018

Art Agenda

July 2, 2018

Not so much a city as an unevenly populated, multi-centered megalopolis, and not so much a year as a point in an escalating concatenation of national and global crises, there might seem to be no possible way to get “Made in L.A. 2018” right. Add to that the divisions within LA’s art community that mirror many of the historically entrenched divisions within the city itself—between east and west, north and south, white and non-white, gentrified and gentrifying, young and no longer young, left and far left.

Rosha Yaghmai: Made in LA 2018

Rosha Yaghmai: Made in LA 2018

KCRW

June 7, 2018

Soft pastel light dances through the darkened space. Small personal objects, some of them incongruous such as hanging fishing lures, cast shadows. Titled Slide Samples (Lures, Myths), it uses photographic slides taken by her father, who immigrated to California from Tehran to study architecture. The piece is not literal but impressionistic about the integration of experience, memory and the past.

Rosha Yaghmai: What's Up in Los Angeles

Rosha Yaghmai: What's Up in Los Angeles

Time Out

April 2018

My friends and family help me to persevere. The CalArts network helped me to find my way through the muck, to be around artists that are my heroes. The access to industrial and specialty materials, because of the movie business, is incredible. I love to learn about various craft processes, and I love the endless fake versions of everything. There are so many worlds in Los Angeles—growing up here, I was able to exist in many of them. That elasticity of experience and perspective is central to all of my work.

Rosha Yaghmai: Hammer Museum announces artists for ‘Made in L.A. 2018’

Rosha Yaghmai: Hammer Museum announces artists for ‘Made in L.A. 2018’

LA Times

February 13, 2018

The Hammer Museum announced the artist lineup for its “Made in L.A. 2018” on Tuesday, and the key word for the museum’s fourth biennial is “responsive,” curators Anne Ellegood and Erin Christovale said.

Rosha Yaghmai: Object Project

Rosha Yaghmai: Object Project

Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles

January 31, 2018

Rosha has been using color therapy glasses for years now. I tried on a pair and while they may or may not alter a mood, they certainly transform the view, making common sights seem more apparent and extraordinary. 

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August 8, 2016

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March/April 2015

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February 13 - March 28, 2015

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los angeles times

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Artillery Magazine

September/ October 2011

Press: Rosha Yaghmai at Thomas Solomon Gallery

Los Angeles Times

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