Date: 19 June
A solo show of photography by Iranian artist Mitra Tabrizian is on view at Leila Heller Gallery in Chelsea- New York since June 7 until July 7, 2012.
The exhibition features seven monumental photographs taken in Tehran- Iran and England, which includes four works from her new series, “Leicestershire 2012.
In her newest series, “Leicestershire 2012,” Tabrizian documents the deteriorating factories of the city of Leicester. In this series, the landscape of the city, rather than the subject, takes center stage. A man makes an appearance in a few of the images—but his solo presence seems only to emphasize the eerie desertion of the city. In Leicestershire 2012, the man stands in a suit by a canal in front of a boarded up, now defunct building. His eyes are closed as if mourning for or perhaps remembering a town which once was.
Mitra Tabrizian, born in Tehran, Iran, lives and works in London. She has exhibited widely in major international museums and galleries, including her solo exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2008.