Flight Patterns

Anila Quayyum Agha at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Written By Holly Keris, J. Wayne & Delores Barr Weaver Chief Curator

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is delighted to host contemporary Pakistani American artist Anila Quayyum Agha in a solo exhibition this spring that continues our tradition of sparking curiosity and facilitating magical encounters with art. Opening February 24, “Flight Patterns” features Agha’s large-scale sculptural installations of internally lit pierced metal forms that envelop visitors in complex geometrical patterns and shadows, as well as a selection of her mixed media works. Although inspired by South Asian, Middle Eastern, and North African designs, Agha’s work exists outside of a single religious or cultural experience and instead invites viewers to explore the space in between. “My work is … a contemplation on the nature of boundaries and alienation,” she says, “and on the power of dialogue to transcend the barriers of gender, race, religion, culture, and the natural environment that prevent the true intersections and exchanges between world populations/cultures.”

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