Paradox of Choice
Paradox of Choice is a solo exhibition by Esha Sadr. It will feature paintings, drawings, and sculptures that explore the relationship between choice and freedom as well as the conflicts that arise when one has too many options to choose from.
Esha Sadr Quotes
“Choice” is fundamental to every human’s life. Still, Humans are questioned, ridiculed, tortured, and even killed for what to wear and not to wear. Presently, In my home country Iran, people are fighting for “Woman, Life, Freedom.”
“We choose our clothing and outfits while they have the most personal limitation and minimum borders with our bodies; there are like privacies as we wear them. They are not only a part of the fabric but also a collection of life, choices, diary, and memories. The inseparable part of our reality could be “good or bad,” while it could be meaningful without our presence.”
“The ‘Paradox of Choice’ is about absent bodies. All these bodies have one in common; they immigrated to the United States. They are humans in exile, migrants, refugees, immigrants, and expatriates, with 47 million immigrants as of 2015; the United States has a larger immigrant population than any other country. I asked immigrants in the United States to share their memories with me by sending a piece of garment or fabric that holds memories close to their hearts with their stories.”
About Esha Sadr
Esha Sadr is an Iranian-born artist based in D.C. who explores the concepts of multiplicity and diversity among nations, cultures, and social groups through media such as painting, printmaking, photography, performance art, and installation. Her work has been exhibited in a variety of venues including The Phillips Collection (DC), Katzen Arts Center at American University (DC), Corcoran Gallery of Art (DC), while also participating in several international exhibitions including ARCO Madrid (Spain) and Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo DocumentaMadrid (Spain). For more information visit: http://www.eshasadr.com/
DC Arts Center (DCAC), 2438 18th Street NW.