Orkideh Torabi: 'Give them all they want'
Exploring Issues of Patriarchy
July 24, 2019 by Jody Zellen
Give them all they want refers to men: the subject and objects of Orkideh Torabi's gaze. Her colorful paintings, created by screening fabric dye onto cotton, explore issues of patriarchy, infusing this loaded topic with a wry sense of humor. Torabi is now Chicago-based, but was born in Iran during the revolution (1979). Her paintings depict Iranian men in domestic and nature settings where their portrayals are surprisingly intimate and vulnerable.
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