Mennello Museum of American Art: June 23 – Sept. 24, 2023
Step into the mesmerizing world of Anila Quayyum Agha, a Pakistani-American artist known for her awe-inspiring installations that blend art, culture, and spirituality. Agha’s laser-cut cubes suspended from above, illuminated from within, create intricate lace-like patterns, casting mesmerizing shadows and enveloping the space in mystery. Drawing from her experiences in Lahore, Pakistan, where she was excluded from male-dominated spaces, Agha’s work reflects on cultural identity, gender roles, and religious symbolism. Her installations pay homage to sacred geometric designs, inviting viewers to contemplate light, shadow, and space. Agha also creates wall-mounted sculptural works and drawings that transcend traditional art forms. Don’t miss this opportunity to be captivated by Agha’s transformative art at the Mennello Museum of American Art, curated by Katherine Page.
An exhibition by Shannon Rae Lindsey at the Orlando City Hall Terrace Gallery – Organized by Snap! Orlando
June 30, 2023 – August 31, 2023 CONSTRUCT::CONNECT showcases the work of Shannon Rae Lindsey and her multifaceted professional practice as an interdisciplinary artist, university educator, and academic art gallery director. Hybridity is a cornerstone for Lindsey’s approach as an artist embracing experimental practices and unconventional materials, as an educator to encourage critical thought and interdisciplinary research, and as a gallery director supporting exhibitions to connect practicing artists with students and the central Florida community. The combination of these roles uniquely inform one another to enrich her contributions to the community by connecting materials, process, and ideas.
Art of the Ancient Americas Collection at Orlando Museum of art
Encompassing almost three millennia, the Art of the Ancient Americas Collection comprises art objects created by dozens of indigenous nations from North, Central, and South America. These artistic expressions paint a story of the daily lives, human ingenuity, spiritual concerns, and socio-political histories of diverse societies that thrived long before the late 15th-century arrival of the Europeans. Collection display is ongoing.