Art

'Parallax'

When: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through March 7 2015

While still studying at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistani-born Shahzia Sikander won the Haji Sharif award for The Scroll (1989-90), a five-foot work that infused personal narratives and modern concepts into the tradition-steeped realm of Indo-Persian miniature painting. While her muralesque thesis and following works helped spark a new wave of artists reclaiming and remixing a rigid cultural tradition, Sikander continually surprises with projects that run the gamut from lifelike drawings to text-based compositions and videos fusing abstract and figurative elements. Working with animation ever since her 2001 Artpace residency, Sikander drew inspiration from “the history of maritime trade and colonial occupation in the Strait of Hormuz” for her three-channel video Parallax. Layering drawing, painting, poetry, topographical maps, “singing spheres,” and a soundtrack crafted by Chinese composer, multi-instrumentalist and performance artist Du Yun, Parallax makes it U.S. debut at the Linda Pace Foundation’s SPACE gallery.

Price: Free

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