‘The Blind Man’ – Hadi Fallahpisheh’s glazed ceramic urn – elides figuration and abstraction in the artist’s expression of the gap between public and subjective perception of identity. Reminiscent of a life-size body kneeling, the vessel wears an unmistakable cowboy hat, iconic of a particular American identity. While the form invites narrative, the figure’s humble stance creates an air of enigma.
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Photography by Scott Lynch