Amir H. Fallah: Better a Cruel Truth Than a Comfortable Delusion
January 8, 2021 - February 20, 2021

Best known for richly detailed portraits of individuals whose families and identities were formed by imigration, assimilation, and otherness, the Iranian-American artist unveils a new body of work that examines how people are defined by their value systems. In one work, for example, Fallah ties together vignettes of appropriated imagery, ranging from fine art and children’s books to advertising, in a way that feels cautionary yet strangely familiar. He conceived of the series as a poignant reminder for his five-year-old son about moral values in a world that’s increasingly impacted by climate change, consumerism, and xenophobia. 

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