Sunday, June 11, 2017

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Anila Quayyum Agha's "All the Flowers are for Me- Red" (2016); 60" x 60" x 60". Image courtesy of the artist.
In an installation, opening on Friday night, a light will emanate from the center of a five-foot cube and envelope visitors in beautiful floral and geometric motifs that create a newly sacred space. In "All the Flowers are for Me-Red," artist Anila Quayyum Agha explores the complexity of "love, loss, and gains," during a year when her mother was buried, and her son was married. "This interplay of the nuptial and the funeral invites us to cherish our losses," wrote Anila in her artist statement, "more so because they are intrinsically connected to life’s most beautiful moments such as holding a hand that may soon be no more." The red lacquered steel cube with a halogen bulb was recently acquired by the Cincinnati Art Museum for their permanent collection.

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Islamic Art of Week: “Art of the Islamic Civilization" in Rome
Buddhist Art of Week: 1400-year-old Naga Buddha statue
Jewish Art of Week: Nina Paley’s unique animated re-telling of the story of Moses, "Seder-Masochism."
Christian Art of the Week: Study for The Massacre of the Innocents, circa 1509-10 by Raphael.
Hindu Art of Week: Anjolie Ela Menon Pujari 2017 Oil on masonite board 12 x 9 in.