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There are some, however, who see the selfie as an opportunity to creatively explore self-documentation. This is the matter of "Selfie Squared," the two-person show featuring recent work from Iraqi artist Mohammed al-Shammarey and Iranian Artist Sara Niroobakhsh, now up at ArtSpace Hamra. Not for the squeamish or the faint of heart, the third photo finds Niroobakhsh clasping the head to her chest, revealing the innards spilling from its severed neck.Mohammed al-Shammarey takes a different approach to the selfie. While he also disrupts traditional scenes, Shammarey does not exhibit himself as readily as Niroobakhsh – generally concealing his face. Shammarey does partially appear in two works – "Majority of One (White)," 113x140cm, 2014, and "Majority of One (Red)," 112x140cm, 2014 . In both works it seems as though the artist has used Photoshop to duplicate himself. In one part of the work the artist's eyes can be seen peeking from a mass of white fabric.
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