Toba Khedori Signed Exhibition Poster (2001)
Dates: 6 September - 21 October 2001
Dimensions: 59.5 x 42cm
Poster signed by the artist.
"Toba Khedoori depicts urban spaces with a beauty and beguiling simplicity that are instantly seductive. Delicate outlines in soft ink are given shape with pastel-coloured hues, rendering a range of recognisable architectural surfaces with intimate precision. Yet her paintings are pervaded by a disturbing sense of alienation: looming large are mute architectural fragments, such as rows of windows in a façade, a corridor lined with closed doors, or bricks in a dislocated wall. These features hover in an undefined space, that of the huge expanse of paper on which they are painted. Khedoori's 'canvas' consists of large sheets of unframed paper, slightly overlapping and stapled directly to the wall. These may reach up to three metres in height and span as much as eight metres. There is no human presence but, like a stage set for an impending drama, the possibility of action is always there."