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Milan gallery exhibits works by Iran’s Shirazeh Houshiary
‘Lacuna,’ Cast Stainless Steel by Shirazeh Houshiary
‘Lacuna,’ Cast Stainless Steel by Shirazeh Houshiary
Tue Jun 5, 2012 1:19PM
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Italy has mounted an exhibition of latest works by the contemporary Iranian artist, Shirazeh Houshiary at the Lisson Gallery in the city of Milan.

The event displays a wide range of artworks by the London-based artist including paintings, sculptures and animations.

Visitors can see microscopic and cosmological topographies such as compositions of finely wrought skeins of pencil and pigment, aluminum armatures or digital apparitions.

Houshiary’s paintings depict layers of text derived from two words - one an affirmation, the other a denial - that crush upon one another forming intricate webs and diaphanous veils.

In Right of Spring and Deluge are among the artist’s new paintings which have been showcased along with Houshiary’s recent sculptures Lacuna and White Shadow.

Born in the Iranian city of Shiraz, Shirazeh Houshiary has lived and worked in London since the mid-1970.

She studied at Chelsea School of Art, was awarded Professorship at the London Institute and nominated for the Turner Prize in 1994.

Her works can be found in major public collections worldwide including MoMA (New York), Guggenheim (New York), The British Council Collection (London) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Prato, Italy).

She has also created the East Window for St. Martin-in-the-Fields and worked on a new altar for the church, which was inaugurated in late October last year.

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