Flowers and Terrorists

Amir H. Fallah

September 12, 2009 - October 3, 2009



In the project room, the gallery is proud to present Amir H. Fallah’s Flowers and Terrorists.


The stark juxtaposition of flowery still lifes and political statements confront the severe spectrum the world lives in.  The artist uses familiar colors and collage elements to blur the line between beauty and violence.  Fallah’s still lifes “his mother wishes he would paint” are sullied through his chaotic use of explosive color, while the terror-themed paintings are calmed by the easier transitions of subtle colors.


In the David Castillo Annex, Amir H. Fallah constructs a single tower of objects from found materials in Miami. In this installation as in his paintings, the artist combines the subjects of still lifes and political statements, re-enforcing the dialogue between them.  The site-specific installation is a commentary on how beauty and terror are ultimately conjoined in life.


The Los Angeles-based artist has exhibited nationally and internationally.  Amir H. Fallah is also the publisher of the contemporary arts magazine Beautiful/Decay. Fallah received his B.F.A. from The Maryland Institute College of Art and his M.F.A from UCLA in 2005.  He was included in the 2009 Sharjah Biennial.