Grand Rapids, MI
Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Iranian) and Anila Quayyum Agha(Pakistani-American), both of whom create art that synthesize Islamic tradition and modern abstraction into objects of great beauty and depth.
The artist’s primary materials¬–mirror and painted glass–were used extensively in traditional Persian architecture. Her work develops out of her interest in the serial progression of rectilinear forms, such as triangles, pentagons, and hexagons. Large sculptural reliefs with surfaces of cut mirror mosaic and reverse-glass painting form the core of Mirror Variations: The Art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.