Thursday, October 20, 2016

Anila Quayyum Agha Takes Manhattan Walking in Her Mother's Shadow

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
Postcard for opening reception on Thursday, October 20 at Aicon Gallery
NEW YORK---Aicon Gallery presents "Walking with My Mother’s Shadow," the first major New York solo exhibition by Indiana-based artist Anila Quayyum Agha. In 2014, Anila’s now iconic sculptural installation Intersections was awarded the top awards at the ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, MI, and was also voted the Alpha Omega Prize Artist of the Year. Last month, one of Agha's works was also offered by Christie's auction house. Her current work in this exhibition reflects on the complexities of love, loss, and gains; experienced by her over the past year. The exhibition opening tonight is Agha's first major solo exhibition in New York City and with Aicon Gallery.

AICON GALLERY: 35 Great Jones Street, New York, NY; (212)725-6092; newyork@aicongallery.com; Press Preview & Opening Reception: Thursday, October 20th 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Anila Quayyum Agha KAABA - COPPER 2016 Mixed media on paper (Black and copper beads and embroidery on black paper) 29 x 29 in.