Artist Anila Quayyum Agha's Work is Back on Display in Cincinnati

Delicate Bond of Steel at Marta Hewett Gallery features the work of many South Asian artists

click to enlarge "Shimmering Mirage" by Anila Quayyum Agha - Photo: Provided
Photo: Provided
"Shimmering Mirage" by Anila Quayyum Agha

New York’s Aicon Gallery is hosting a pop-up exhibition of South Asian artists at Pendleton’s Marta Hewett Gallery through Sunday. Called Delicate Bond of Steel, the goal of the exhibit is to explore the “historic cultural and artistic ties that continue to bind South Asian nations such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, despite the traumatic partitions and redrawing of borders,” according to a release.

On view are works by Anila Quayyum Agha, G.R. Iranna, Arunkumar H. G., Gigi Scaria and more. Cincinnatians may remember Pakistani-American Agha’s work, All the Flowers are For Me, which was on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum last year. Her laser-cut suspended and illuminated steel cube installation threw highly detailed shadow — reminiscent of Islamic architecture forms — on gallery walls.

Opening reception 6-9 p.m. July 12. Through July 15. Free.  Marta Hewett Gallery, 1310 Pendleton St., Pendleton, facebook.com/martahewettgallery. 

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