Chain-melted State is an exhibition of installation and painting by Alex Jahani.
“Accustomed to their grief, their single-minded capacity for it and their astonishing perseverance in spite of it, we sometimes forget that what [artists] do is in spite of distress—not because of it.” – Arts Advocacy, The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations, Toni Morrison.
About the Artist
Alex Jahani, b. 1992, is a Swedish-born Armenian-American artist. In 2018, Jahani received his MFA from Cornell University. In the summer of 2019, Jahani organized and co-curated Slime Friendz, a 16-artist booth at the Armenia Art Fair alongside fellow painter Rachel Gisela Cohen. Most recently, Jahani was a Creative Access Fellow at the Vermont Studio Center for the month of June. In addition to his art practice, Jahani works as a freelance designer, as well as an art handler.