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Shahzia Sikander: Weeping Willows, Liquid Tongues


Sean Kelly Gallery / New York / Art

“Throughout my practice I have aimed at creating work with unpredictable diversity in pursuit of a multi-faceted imagination,” explains the Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander, “open to influences and experiences.” Sikander began by experimenting with Indo-Persian miniature painting, and from there expanded her practice into drawing, animation, installations, video, and film. She refers to the space between thinking and painting as “fiddling,” and says that entering this space leads to fluidity of thought and the crystallization of ideas. In “Weeping Willows, Liquid Tongues,” Sikander brings her delicate touch to mixed-media works and her first free-standing sculpture. —E.C.

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