Umar Rashid

Ancien Regime Change part 2. En Germinal : Les printemps de guerre.


Paris, Front Space

Opening on April 13th, from 11 am to 8 pm.

Inquire about the exhibition:
inquiries@alminerech.com

The gallery is open from 11 am until 7 pm.

  • , The iceman cometh and is forced to retreat. The dance on the tundra on Abenaki Prime, 2022
    Acrylic and ink on canvas
    182.9 x 182.9 cm
    72 x 72 in
  • , An incident at Lover’s Cove part 2. Manman Dlo is not for the bullshit and thus, your ending,, 2022
    Acrylic and ink on canvas
    182.9 x 182.9 cm
    72 x 72 in
  • , We can handle this like warriors or, get into some gangster shit. Mauritania Prime, 2022
    Acrylic and ink on canvas
    182.9 x 182.9 cm
    72 x 72 in
  • , Live free or Dior. Bathe in lava, colonizer! Lapita Prime, 1796, 2022
    Acrylic and ink on canvas
    182.9 x 182.9 x 3.8 cm
    72 x 72 in
  • , Harlem Carl, commander of the desperate, and saint of the domesticated., 2022
    Acrylic and ink on panel
    121.9 x 121.9 cm
    48 x 48 in
  • , Louise, equestrian commander of the Free Forces of Lapita Prime. The crow that flies, 2022
    Acrylic and ink on panel
    121.9 x 121.9 cm
    48 x 48 in

Press release

Almine Rech Paris is pleased to present Ancien Regime Change Part Two. En Germinal: Les Printemps de Guerre, the first solo exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Umar Rashid (also known as Frohawk Two Feathers), opening on April 13, from 11am-8pm, and running through May 04, 2022.

In Ancien Regime Change Part Two. En Germinal: Les Printemps de Guerre, the year is 1796 and Rashid’s Frenglish Empire has sent commanders on colonial reconnaissance missions to discover new territories and countries to occupy. Unlike many of his shows, whose fictitious events take place on the gallery’s home soil (a Los Angeles show might detail the imagined wars between the Tongva population of LA and the Frenglish Empire, for instance), Rashid moves this show’s subjects out of France’s domestic borders, expanding his focus to the fringe of the Frenglish Empire, following the battles taking place in four locales, all while Frenglad attempts to make inroads in new locations, widen its colonial borders, and maintain its relevance as a superpower.

- Ellen C. Caldwell, writer, educator, and art historian


Selected press