Thursday, November 10, 2016

ArtNet Asks: Anila Quayyum Agha on drawing inspiration from darkness

Anila Quayyum Agha, Alhambra Nights. Courtesy of Aicon Gallery.
NEW YORK---“Walking With My Mother’s Shadow,” the current exhibition by Pakistani-American artist and recent ArtPrize winner Anila Quayyum Agha, offers an unabashedly gorgeous and emotional experience to viewers. In her first major New York solo show, Agha explores love and loss through highly intricate and conceptually complex sculptures. Featuring delicate patterning, her work operates at the intersection of between differing cultures, people, and memories. Her current show, "Walking with my Mother’s Shadow,” closes November 27 in New York. [link]
Anila Quayyum Agha, Shimmering Mirage. Courtesy of Aicon Gallery.