Anila Quayyum Agha - Intersections - at Rice Gallery

Anila Quayyum Agha - Intersections - at Rice Gallery

.until December 06th 2015

Rice Gallery
6100 Main Street
352 Sewall Hall
Houston, Texas 77005


Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha uses light and cast shadow to transform Rice Gallery into a place that alludes to Islamic sacred spaces dense with geometric ornamentation and pattern. Intersections was inspired by Agha’s visit to the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Built in the 9th century as a castle fortress, the Alhambra fell into ruin before being restored and reconstructed from the 11th – 15th centuries by rulers of the last Muslim dynasty in Spain. Today, the Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage site where visitors can marvel at interiors in which every surface is covered with the complex, interlacing designs of Islamic art......

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