Word, Object, Motion: Simeen Farhat and Mohammed Al Shammarey
September 9 - October 8, 2011
4411 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006
Contemporary Islamic art, featuring the work of Dallas-based Pakistani artist Simeen Farhat, and Houston-based Iraqi artist Mohammed Al Shammarey. Farhat’s cast resin sculptures explode from the wall, forming three-dimensional manifestations of Urdu and Farsi poems; Mohammed Al Shammarey’s black and white photographs are inspired by the teachings of the medieval Persian mystic, Jalal al-Din al-Rumi, expressing the ecstasy of the Dervishes.