BEHRUZ HESHMAT: THE HOUSE IS BLACK

ROSE ISSA PROJECTS, LONDON
14 OCTOBER–14 NOVEMBER 2013

For his debut exhibition in the UK, Behruz Heshmat has created a unique series of large- and small-format “treehouse” sculptures: startling metal branches that support a variety of decorated or filled models of houses. Rich in metaphor, some of the treehouses evoke Jesus on the cross or torture (nails emerge from the walls, as if in pain), others Adam and Eve (the room heaves with bananas and apples); some reference philosophy (a globe about to burst through the roof), others reference pioneering artists such as Brancusi (a house enclosing a polished egg).