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21 January 2015 - 12 April 2015


Kamrooz Aram and Seher Shah

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art , NY
Geometries of Difference: New Approaches to Ornament and Abstraction
21 January - 12 April 2015
Curated by Murtaza Vali

Geometries of Difference: New Approaches to Ornament and Abstraction brings together the work of seven contemporary artists—Derrick Adams, Kamrooz Aram, Rana Begum, Jeffrey Gibson, Jason Middlebrook, Kanishka Raja, and Seher Shah—who subtly subvert modernist abstraction through strategies of difference, pushing geometry and pattern to the verge of ornament. Drawing from and referring to Western abstraction and other aesthetic traditions more accepting of ornament, the artworks in the exhibition will present a terrain upon which a dialogue between the two visual discourses can unfold, revealing unexpected juxtapositions and intersections that challenge traditional art histories.