2017 California-Pacific Triennial: Building As Ever’ at OCMA by Dave Barton

“All the work here is political in its recognition of intransigence and loss of history, of the things we try to remember and forget, but Ken Ehrlich’s collection of archival images of Iranian mosques are the most political with a capital P. Initially unremarkable black-and-white vintage photos upon closer viewing reveal CIA documents laser cut into each one. As the current administration circles Iran like rabid weasels, threatening war, it sent chills up my spine reading the unclassified details of the 1953 U.S. and British coup that overthrew that nation’s democratically elected prime minister and opened the country’s oil fields to foreign powers.”