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Reflection / Reflection

The Guggenheim recently showed the first exhibition of the Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian in the United States. The artist works primarily in glass, creating relief pieces as well as sculptures. The exhibition was appropriately titled “Infinite Possibilities”, which is what the artist claims to have because of the material she works with. We love the color palettes created by the small pieces of glass reflecting and refracting their surroundings! Here at Nuprimary we are always looking for new possibilities, and Farmanfarmaian seems to have found a new world of light and imagery that inspires us. We imagine small detailed menswear and batik like geos, mixed and layered over patchworks of hand drawn texture and subtle soft colored grounds. Feeling like worn tapestry or a most cherished keepsake. LOVE

Accompanying the complex glass works, the exhibition also exposes some of Farmanfarmaian’s artistic process by showing her intricate drawings. The drawings act as maps for future works, but they are detailed and beautiful in their own right.

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