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The Newsstand Project’s North Hill Residency supports emerging artists across all disciplines as they explore, develop, and scale their practices through the provision of studio spaces, living quarters, production materials, and logistical support. The North Hill Residency is located in Pasadena, California.

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Desire Rebecca Moheb-Zandi
Faraway Nearer
December 14, 2019 - January 11, 2020

The Newsstand Project
is proud to partner with the
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
American Friends in presenting
this exhibiti



Desire Rebecca Moheb-Zandi (born 1990, Berlin, DE, lives & works in NYC) holds an AA from the Parsons School of Design. Recent exhibitions include a previous show at The Newsstand Project, One Year Of Resistance, Untitled Space Gallery, NYC; Bent but Unbroken, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit; She Inspires Group Show, Untitled Space Gallery, NYC; and Art Students League of New York, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC.



The Newsstand Project is pleased to present Faraway Nearer, an exhibition of new tapestries by Desire Rebecca Moheb-Zandi.

The initial point of Moheb-Zandi’s complex tapestries is the loom, an ancient tool which she redefines as an analog visual computing tool. Utilizing traditional hand-weaving patterns as a sort of base linguistic sandbox, Moheb-Zandi employs the loom to manipulate, juxtapose, and remix them at will.

The artist then airbrushes over the resulting complex surface in a manner contingent upon the medium underneath, sparking a collision between painting and weaving that challenges the preordained hierarchies that organize and divide the fine arts and the crafts.