Moved earth, dotted with machines, poles, lines, and occasional people perform an industrial ballet of orchestrated searching. Present is a fleeting implied chronology in the paintings, as concern lands on the future and past of the site in progress. Carbon 12 presents Site/Sight new paintings by Talar Aghbashian for her first solo exhibition at Carbon 12 and in the UAE. For the first time in Aghbashian’s paintings people populate the precarious balance of the present, caught between deconstruction and reconstruction. With scientific, architectural, and progressive intent read plainly on their mimed gestures the workers plan what will be. Aghbashian perpetuates the simulation of our present environment. Not only with the choice of her source imagery (stills and web based images) but also her painting technique preserves a sense of “authenticity” for found image. Working with the

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