Zarina at Luhring Augustine in New York

Current exhibition at Luhring Augustine in NY features work by Zarina (who goes by her first name). Work on view includes various works on paper using folding, crushing, printing, inking, weaving, and blotting to create imagery.

Quotes from the article:

“Deeply felt work and poetic sensibility, The artist, Zarina, with her lyrical meditations on migration and loss, is perhaps the perfect spiritual emissary for perspectives on exile and displacement.”

“The collages in this show combine handmade paper, sumi ink, gold, pewter leaf, and assorted, repurposed scraps leftover in her studio. The predilection to “use up” imparts a sense of pathos, of a life inverted, in order to consider mortality. But Zarina’s work, even while it laments and dirges, is always, first and foremost, a celebration of life.”

You can read the full article from Hyperallergic here

Zarina Untitled, 2013  Collage of woodcuts printed in black on Indian handmade paper mounted on Arches Cover buff paper

Zarina
Untitled, 2013
Collage of woodcuts printed in black on Indian handmade paper mounted on Arches Cover buff paper