Soul Mate is a two-person exhibition of Kimia Ferdowsi Kline and Farshad Farzankia. Both artists are Iranian, while Ferdowski lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y., USA, and Farshad lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Though the artists' approaches differ, they are both concerned with questions of abstraction, figuration, and the iconographic body’s experience from intimate and graphic perspectives. 68projects is excited to participate in this conversation about how figurative painting holds resonance across social and personal contexts. They create a dialogue about how the personal becomes political through charged emotional tensions between two figures in an embrace and two figures across the table in a discussion. Both painters remind us that the conversation between me and the other power is never out of the question in this dialectic of intimacy and negotiation.
About the artists
KIMIA FERDOWSI KLINE
Born 1984 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Lives and works between Tennessee and New York, NY, USA.
Kimia Ferdowsi Kline is an Iranian-American artist based in New York and born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1984. She has an M.F.A. in visual arts at the San Francisco Institute in 2011 and holds a B.F.A. in painting from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. She has mounted solo exhibitions at Turn Gallery (New York), Marrow Gallery (San Francisco) and The Elaine L. Jacobs Gallery at Wayne State University (Detroit). Kline was the September 2017 resident artist at 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany.