The Impermanent Architecture at California-Pacific Triennial by Susan Morgan

“In Ken Ehrlich’s on-going project about Donald Wilber (1907-1997), a scholar of ancient Persian architecture and the CIA agent credited as the “architect” of the 1953 Iranian coup (a Cold War strategy designed to secure British and American oil interests in the region), the artist composes a dialogue between Wilber’s two linked but divergent professions through a series of drawings and laser-cut archival photographs. Where each letter of Wilber’s CIA report appears, the paper has been evaporated, leaving only hollowed out words atop images of Persian Gardens and ornate ruins.”