Nazli Efe & Kiani Kodama: Frosted
April 18 - May 25, 2024

RAINRAIN is delighted to present the two-person show, “Frosted”, featuring new sculptural objects and installations by Nazli Efe and Kiani Kodama, running from April 18 to May 25, 2024. With distinctive ways of contextualizing amorphous presences, the two artists explore the adaptability of materials to craft new stories out of the quotidian objects and elements. Each work is anchored in the memories or experience of the respective artist, some of which are deeply personal; however, they are interactive and fluid, showing cultural narratives and profound personal connections that transcend the utilitarian origins of their prototypal products, such as massage tools, cabinet, rice, among others. Through the change of formal condition and display context, everyday objects are viewed through a lens of nuanced transformation, as if seen through “frosted” glass or experienced through a layer of frosting. Similarly, these works encourage and embrace the metamorphosis of context, structure, and function, allowing the materiality to be evocative in its own right.

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Nazli Efe
In Search of Lost Time in My Grandmother’s Mouth, 2024
Salt bricks, fine salt
4 x 95 x 15 inches / 10.2 x 241.3 x 38.1 cm
Nazli Efe
Half Sugar Cubes, 2024
Sugar cubes, plastic bags, cabinet, granulated sugar, metal mesh, nylon thread
52 x 36 inches / 132.1 x 91.4 cm
Nazli Efe
Standing Tall is Heavy, 2024
Brass weights, beeswax, thread, fabric, hair, water, plastic bag, pantyhose, metal wire, beads, acrylic medium, metal screws
40 x 43 x 3.5 inches / 101.6 x 109.2 x 8.9 cm
Kiani Kodama
wand: 3, 2024
Porcelain, glaze
11.5 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches / 29.21 x 11.43 x 1.27 cm each
Kiani Kodama
bird: 3, 2024
6 x 4 x 0.5 inches / 15.24 x 10.16 x 1.27 cm each
Kiani Kodama
shooting star, 2024
Soap, pigment, metal and glass kenzan
14 x 4 x 1 inches / 35.56 x 10.16 x 2.54 cm
Kiani Kodama
rice piece 12: mountain, 2023
Wild rice, black rice, sumi ink, adhesive, wooden panel
18 x 24 x 1 inches / 45.72 x 60.96 x 2.54 cm
Kiani Kodama
my forest, 2024
Wooden massage balls, wooden panel, sumi ink, adhesive
24 x 48 x 4 inches / 60.96 x 121.92 x 10.16 cm
Kiani Kodama
path: 5, 2024
Assortment of glass and metal kenzan
Size variable