Sahar Khoury “You Can’t Cut It Into Pieces”


poster for Sahar Khoury “You Can’t Cut It Into Pieces”

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By Larry Rinder and Colter Jacobsen

Chew Low,
Swallow La,
Whole Hole,
Field Goal

Sahar asked me and Colter Jacobsen, my partner, to write something about her show in part because her current work plays with the idea and energy of couples.

Bolt Esther,
Ping Pong,
Part Partner,
Parmesan Loaf

There isn’t much in Sahar’s recent work that reads overtly as pertaining to couples. Perhaps the closest she comes is a pair of cast bronze opium poppy stems—a sly nod to Jasper John’s famous pair of Ballantine Ale Cans—that poke out from the top of a precarious tower of filigreed ceramic. And the double-headed snake-like wooden spoons carved from an apple tree outside Sahar’s studio suggests how awkward togetherness can sometimes be.

There is another ceramic tower that she has adorned with two bronze falafel balls. These hint at coupledom, though they read equally as simple ornamental finials; that is, until you find two more half-eaten falafels (also in bronze) hiding elsewhere on the sculpture, at which point they are revealed as unquestionably gastronomic.



from March 11, 2022 to April 09, 2022


Sahar Khoury

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