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ACME. is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new bl ack and white photographs by Amir Zaki. The exhibition wil l feature two series of photographs: trees that are isolated against an ope n sky and cropped so there is no ground\, and steep cliff sides as seen fro m the beach along the Southern California coast. All of the photographs are printed with a warm tonality\, and vary in size depending on the specific image. The photos are presented in white frames without Plexiglas\, reveali ng the matte surface of the image without any reflections. Both series of p hotographs capture the beautiful natural imperfections found in the coastal landscape.

In one ser ies\, Zaki photographs individual trees that seem to be abused by the natur al elements or mankind. He often selects the trees based on their irregular and eccentric forms. Each photograph becomes an intimate portrait\, reveal ing unexpected beauty. In contrast to the singularity of the trees\, the se cond body of work depicts Southern California beach cliff sides. Monumental ly scaled retaining walls and fragile zigzagging stairwells that lead to pr ivate residences populate the rugged coastal landscape. Through time\, both the natural and manmade elements evolve together and become subtly blended . Zaki photographs the beach scenes in the late morning when the coastal fo g is burning off creating a visually haunting atmosphere.

Amir Zaki lives and works in Southern C alifornia. He received his MFA from UCLA in 1999 and has been exhibiting na tionally and internationally since graduating. He is an associate professor at University of California at Riverside. Zaki has been included in many g roup exhibitions including the Orange County Museum of Art\, Santa Barbara Museum of Art\, the Whitney Museum of American Art\, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art\, among others.

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