Tangibility of the Gaze, Notes on Ayeneh Kari

By Farnoosh Rafaie

Formed within the 17th Safavid era in Persia and re-formed through the sublime works of Monir Farmanfarmaian, Ayeneh Kari inscribes pure, hyper tessellated geometry through the interplay of light and reflection. Absurdly disparate in its formation, these mirror mosaics exhibit the dynamic overcoating of figure within figure through identifiable consciousness. This exhibition chooses to display just a few sourced contemplations on figures built from two dimensional cosmic geometry to “three dimensional” digital sculpture noting how these dazzlingly figures can be absorbed through the familial presence of one’s own image.