Los Angeles

Toba Khedoori

Regen Projects

Toba Khedoori’s work is located in the gap between opposing strains of Modernism, between the optical and the constructed, the sublimated and the desublimated, the horizontal and the vertical, the floor and the wall. In her first solo exhibition, the artist presented three immense paintings on paper, each constructed of three panels stapled together and to the wall, which they nearly covered. These works are created in and marked by two distinct stages of production. Khedoori begins on the floor, melting wax onto the paper and then sponging it across in thin translucent layers; she then raises the work on to the wall where a penciled cartoon is painstakingly colored with an extremely small brush, which makes it look as if Khedoori had scratched pigment directly into the wax. Because the wax does not go on evenly, the puddles—rather than drips—that form are one of the many signs of the

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