Friday, September 1, 2017

Interdisciplinary, Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha talks belonging, immigration

NEW TIMES
By Ryan Cooley
IMMERSIVE A single bulb in artist Anila Quayyum Agha's installation piece on display at Cuesta College's Harold J. Miossi Gallery reflects an intricate pattern onto the walls and floor.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA---You don't simply look at artist Anila Quayyum Agha's art, you walk through it. At 5 cubed-feet, the painted metallic cube easily takes over the room. A single bulb inside casts intricate designs and shadows onto the walls and floors, and when viewers walk through it, they become part of the art. "I see myself as an artist talking about my world and how I can make it better," Agha said. The Pakistan-born artist's exhibit, All The Flowers Are For Me, will be on display at Cuesta College's Harold J. Miossi Gallery from Aug. 24 to Sept. 22. [More]