January 15 –
April 6, 2019
Rosha Yaghmai: Miraclegrow


Can a body inherit memory? Can history transfer implicitly through one’s genealogy? What is actually contained within the double helix of DNA?

Perception has multiple modalities—sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. To disrupt one’s experience of these can powerfully affect space and time. Miraclegrow is a supersized disruption, an exaggerated shift in scale and perception. Yaghmai’s magnification of a bathroom floor reimagines reality and asks us to consider a new perspective, possibly one of a small household spider. A 17-foot “hair” fashioned from a bent, fused, rusted pipe sits awaiting inspection. A castaway hair, an expended shred of biomaterial carries evidence of unique genetic information, of past drug use, of cheap shampoo. An unnaturally close look at this particle of life is on offer. We see its scales, made from castings and detritus, reminiscent of sedimentary stone, tide pools, and the sand dunes of Mars. The hair reflects onto giant glossy tiles lining the walls, showing some undefined landscape in the process of disappearing or reappearing. It’s hard to tell which.

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Rosha Yaghmai (b. 1978; Santa Monica, CA) lives and works in Los Angeles.

Rosha Yaghmai: Miraclegrow is curated by Leila Grothe. Generous support for Rosha Yaghmai: Miraclegrow has been provided by Stacy and John Rubeli, with special thanks to David Gutierrez, Max Wheeler, Amir Yaghmai, Maggie Kayne, Colleen Grennan, and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles.

Press:
Autre, by Summer Bowie
KQED Arts, by Sarah Hotchkiss
Carla, by Laura Brown
Artforum, by Lauren Mackler
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the<br />
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the<br />
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; "Wall Tile"<br />
[detail], 2019; Courtesy of the artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo:<br />
Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; "Wall Tile"
[detail], 2019; Courtesy of the artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo:
Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the<br />
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; "Wall Tile"<br />
[detail], 2019; Courtesy of the artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo:<br />
Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; "Wall Tile"
[detail], 2019; Courtesy of the artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo:
Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; "Wall Tile"<br />
[detail], 2019; Courtesy of the artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo:<br />
Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; "Wall Tile"
[detail], 2019; Courtesy of the artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo:
Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the<br />
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the<br />
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; "Sound Pipe"<br />
[detail], 2019; Courtesy of the artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo:<br />
Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; "Sound Pipe"
[detail], 2019; Courtesy of the artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo:
Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; "Bug Zapper"<br />
[detail], 2019; Courtesy of the artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo:<br />
Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; "Bug Zapper"
[detail], 2019; Courtesy of the artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo:
Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the<br />
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the<br />
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the<br />
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the<br />
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the<br />
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Rosha Yaghmai, Miraclegrow, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the
artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Photo: Johnna Arnold