Upside-Down WorldThe space in between two spaces is its own space, and this third space can be observed as an unknown that exists simultaneously with the known. It is therefore our own judgement that provides form and shape to the world that surrounds us. The current breakdown of old ideas seems amplified, because the loss of control creates a delusion that we experience as pain.What happens externally is felt in a different way than what happens internally, but we are constrained by one set of language tools to talk about both, which inspires two questions: how do we talk about the internal / emotional life using the limited terms of our linear language, and how do we seek truth when we are surrounded by delusion? The goal with this work was to build on the foundation of collage and bring it into a larger scale and in a different medium. I continue to seek to create opportunities for the dual narratives of the abstract and the restrained to exist together and have a conversation.“And yet, I dream that with enough momentum, we can ride that great wind of cruelty into the real, which is to say, pure presence.” - Ivy Johnson, The Third Thing, 2016
Sohaila Adela is an American of Iranian descent who works primarily in the mediums of illustration, collage, ceramics, and painting. Trained at the Cornish School of Arts in Seattle Washington, she has shown at galleries in the Northwest including Compound Gallery, Upper Playground, Flatcolor Gallery, and others since 2007.