Saturday, June 3, 2017

Virginia's Chrysler Museum showing art reflecting Iranian heritage

Monir Farmanfarmaian, Third Family – Heptagon, 2011. Mirror, reverse-glass painting, and acrylic. Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery. Photo: Robert Divers Herrick.
NORFOLK, Va.---The Chrysler Museum of Art presents a selection of the geometric wonder of the art of Iranian-born artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian through July 30, 2017. "Monir Sharoudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility—Mirror Works and Drawings," 1974–2014 is free. “Monir’s contemporary approach to an Iranian art form results in an extraordinarily complex and beautiful body of work that is unparalleled in the contemporary art world,” says Diane Wright, the Chrysler Museum’s Barry Curator of Glass. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to exhibit her mirror mosaics and drawings within the context of our glass galleries and as part of a more expansive, encyclopedic museum collection.” [More]