Azadeh Shladovsky

Blind Side

In Los Angeles we are facing a humanitarian and affordable housing crisis affecting over 60,000 people and growing. LA's residents have felt suddenly blindsided by the appearance of homeless encampments in their residential landscapes. While the rise in homelessness has increased dramatically over the past several years, the problem has been developing for several decades as many chose to turn a blind eye. In this exhibition, Shladovsky highlights the pervasive phenomenon of social blindness and how individuals make conscious decisions about how, what, and who they see. Blind side challenges the optics of the homeless narrative by deconstructing the notion of the 'American Dream' and examining the question of shelter as a basic human right. The exhibition is a survey of homelessness that employs visual language as a strategy for bringing a higher social awareness to the problem. Through multimedia expression including sculpture, film, photography and works on paper, Shladovsky draws attention to how we engage our senses to interpret the world and in turn, affect it.

Blind Side

In Los Angeles we are facing a humanitarian and affordable housing crisis affecting over 60,000 people and growing. LA's residents have felt suddenly blindsided by the appearance of homeless encampments in their residential landscapes. While the rise in homelessness has increased dramatically over the past several years, the problem has been developing for several decades as many chose to turn a blind eye. In this exhibition, Shladovsky highlights the pervasive phenomenon of social blindness and how individuals make conscious decisions about how, what, and who they see. Blind side challenges the optics of the homeless narrative by deconstructing the notion of the 'American Dream' and examining the question of shelter as a basic human right. The exhibition is a survey of homelessness that employs visual language as a strategy for bringing a higher social awareness to the problem. Through multimedia expression including sculpture, film, photography and works on paper, Shladovsky draws attention to how we engage our senses to interpret the world and in turn, affect it.

Featured Work
Offering
O Say Can You See
Untitled
Untitled (Visions of Yves Klein)
Datalogy
Blind Faith
American Dream 2.0
American Divide
In God We Trust
Amaurotic
Blind Perspectives
Reveal
See
Open
Resist
Feel
Look
Study VI.
Study V.
Study IV.
Study III
American Dream
Preterite
Golden Parachute
Brokered
Diplopia
American Optics
Woke
Serving Silence
Study I.
Study II.
Offering
O Say Can You See
Untitled
Untitled (Visions of Yves Klein)
Datalogy
Blind Faith
American Dream 2.0
American Divide
In God We Trust
Amaurotic
Blind Perspectives
Reveal
See
Open
Resist
Feel
Look
Study VI.
Study V.
Study IV.
Study III
American Dream
Preterite
Golden Parachute
Brokered
Diplopia
American Optics
Woke
Serving Silence
Study I.
Study II.