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Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

Installation view, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror-works and Drawings (2004-2016), 48 Walker St, January 29 - March 6, 2021

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Untitled Maze, 2015
Mirror and reverse glass painting on plaster and wood
53 1/4 x 53 1/4 x 1 1/2 in
135.3 x 135.3 x 3.8 cm

 

JCG11746
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Untitled Maze, 2015

 

Detail

 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Triangle Maze, 2014
Mirror and reverse glass painting on plaster and wood
47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in
120 x 120 cm

 

JCG11737
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Triangle Maze, 2014

 

Detail
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Square Maze, 2014
Mirror and reverse glass painting on plaster and wood
35 7/8 x 35 7/8 in
91 x 91 cm

 

JCG11739
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Square Maze, 2014
 

Detail

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Pentagon Maze, 2014
Mirror and reverse glass painting on plaster and wood
41 1/2 x 43 3/4 in
105.4 x 111.1 cm

 

JCG11738
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Hexagon Maze, 2014
Mirror and reverse glass painting on plaster and wood
47 1/2 x 41 1/8 in
120.7 x 104.5 cm

 

JCG11758
 

 MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN


MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Hexagon Maze, 2014

 

Detail
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Fourth Family Pentagon, 2013
Reverse painted glass, mirrored glass, and plaster
46 1/4 x 49 x 13 in
117.5 x 124.5 x 33 cm

 

JCG11733
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Fourth Family Pentagon, 2013

Alternate view
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Fourth Family Hexagon, 2013
Reverse painted glass, mirrored glass, and plaster
42 1/2 x 47 1/2 x 14 1/2 in
108 x 120.7 x 36.8 cm

 

JCG11734
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Fourth Family Hexagon, 2013

 

Alternate view

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Fourth Family Octagon, 2013
Reverse painted glass, mirrored glass, and plaster
45 1/2 x 45 x 13 in
115.6 x 114.3 x 33 cm

 

JCG11735
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Fourth Family Octagon, 2013
 

Alternate view
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Fifth Family Pentagon, 2014
Mirror and reverse-glass painting on plaster and wood
49 1/2 x 52 1/2 x 4 in
125.7 x 133.3 x 10.2 cm

 

JCG11751
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Fifth Family Pentagon, 2014

 

Detail

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Untitled Triangle 2, 2016
Mirror mosaic and reverse glass painting on plexiglass
12 7/8 x 14 3/4 x 3/4 in
32.5 x 37.5 x 1.9 cm

 

JCG11782

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Untitled Triangle 2, 2016
 

Detail

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Fifth Family Square, 2014
Mirror and reversed glass painting on plaster and wood
41 7/8 x 41 7/8 x 4 1/2 in
106.4 x 106.4 x 11.4 cm

 

JCG11743
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Fifth Family Square, 2014
Mirror and reversed glass painting on plaster and wood
41 7/8 x 41 7/8 x 4 1/2 in
106.4 x 106.4 x 11.4 cm

 

JCG11743
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Fifth Family Triangle 1, 2013
Mirror and reverse-glass painting on plaster and wood
46 7/8 x 54 x 3 1/2 in
119.1 x 137.2 x 8.9 cm

 

JCG11752
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Fifth Family Triangle 1, 2013

 

Detail
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Untitled Heptagon 16, 2016
Mirror mosaic and reverse glass painting on plexiglass
12 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 7/8 in
31.8 x 32.4 x 2.2 cm

 

JCG11784
 

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN

MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Untitled Heptagon 11, 2016
Mirror mosaic and reverse glass painting on plexiglass
12 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 7/8 in
31.8 x 32.4 x 2.2 cm

 

JCG11783
 

Press Release

PR

James Cohan is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, on view from January 29 through March 6 at 48 Walker Street and January 29 through February 27 at 291 Grand Street. The exhibition will span both of the gallery’s locations, with a presentation of two major sculptural series in Tribeca and a selection of the artist’s geometric drawings and Convertible sculptures in the Lower East Side. This is the late artist’s first exhibition with James Cohan.

 

To book an appointment to visit the exhibition in person, please click here. 

 

To explore the exhibition in our Viewing Room, please click here

 

Over six decades, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1922 - 2019) investigated the intricate geometries of her Iranian heritage, reconfiguring traditional craft techniques to explore the philosophical, poetic, and perceptual possibilities of interlocking primary forms. In her work, rigorous structure and repetition are the foundations of invention and limitless variation. Spanning mirrored mosaics, sculptural assemblage, drawings, textiles and monotypes, Monir’s multidimensional practice centered on incorporating elements from her inherited past into her own designs—which blended a range of compositional influences, from classical Persian interior decoration to Western modernism. 

 

Monir is best known for her geometric mirror-works, in which cut polygonal fragments of reverse-painted, reflective glass are arranged into kaleidoscopic compositions grounded on principles of Islamic geometry. Tied to a mystical understanding of primary shapes as sacred and connected to a divine natural order, her unit-based compositions of luminous glass reveal uniformity, repetition, and precedent as the basis for endless recombination. This two-part exhibition brings together major mirror-mosaic works and related geometric drawings from the prolific period following Monir's return to Iran in 2004.

 

 

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