Sunday, November 8, 2020

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK -- Collecting Anila Quayyum Agha

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By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton 
Gregory Disney-Britton at home with three works by Anila Quayyum Agha. From top to bottom: "Moon Beam For My Loved 1" and "Walk in My Shade 2", and he is holding "Untitled."
It's Sunday morning in America, and we know President-Elect Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris are on your mind. They are on ours, too, and in our prayers. Soon, America will once again have leaders to defend freedom of religion (that includes Muslims, Hindus, and Atheists), defend freedom of speech (including artists), and to ensure equal justice under the law (including BIPOC & LGBTQ). In this spirit, we spotlight three small Islamic-inspired works in our collection by acclaimed artist Anila Quayyum Agha as our art of the week.

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"Untitled" by Anila Quayyum Agha. Ernest stands behind the small painting acquired in 2014.
"Walk in My Shade 2" (2019) by Anila Quayyum Agha, 5.5"x6", mixed media on paper. 
"Moon Beam For My Love 1" (2016) by Anila Quayyum Agha, 11"x11" Frame, 5 5/8"x5 5/8" mixed media on paper. (Laser-cut patterns on paper with mylar and embroidery). Image courtesy of gallery
Anila Quayyum Agha is the A&O Artist of the Year 2014