ARTIST TALK: Afruz Amighi, Far From God
Saturday, October 4, 5 PM
Iranian-American artist Afruz Amighi will present a slide presentation on her body of work and her inspiration. Free and open to the public! Her piece "Far From God" is installed on the lawn in front of the Visitors Center, and references Early Christian Architecture and spirituality.
Afruz Amighi received her MFA from New York University in 2007. Her work has been presented internationally at the V&A Museum, London; the 55th International Venice Bienniale; the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; The National Museum, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach; The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham; The National Museum, Damascus; Beiteddine Palace, Lebanon; Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, UAE; Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul; La Villa des Arts, Casablanca, Morocco; and Museum of Fine Art, Houston. Her work is included in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the V&A London; MFA Houston; Bristol Museum, UK; and the Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi. The artist was born in Tehran and lives and works in Brooklyn.
Far From God appears courtesy of Nicelle Beauchene Gallery.
Return to The Fields Sculpture Park.
Far From God, 2014, steel, epoxy, and spray paint, dimensions variable