Y.Z. Kami: Endless Prayers

Ahmanson Building, Level 4
November 19, 2016–March 19, 2017

The exhibition presents some of this New York-based, Iranian-born artist’s most recent works, which reflect the theme of endless prayers. Prayer, an act both physical and transcendent, is grounded in the world of time and space but sustained by the perception of something that exists beyond embodied reality. It evokes a state more easily felt than seen. And yet, in Y.Z. Kami’s remarkable paintings and collages, the artist has masterfully rendered the intangible and profoundly personal notion of prayer in strong visual terms through binaries of words and images, East and West, corporeal and spiritual.

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The exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
All exhibitions at LACMA are underwritten by the LACMA Exhibition Fund. Major annual support is provided by Kitzia and Richard Goodman, with generous annual funding from the Judy and Bernard Briskin Family Foundation, Louise and Brad Edgerton, Edgerton Foundation, Emily and Teddy Greenspan, Jenna and Jason Grosfeld, and Lenore and Richard Wayne.
Additional support is provided by Gagosian Gallery.
Image: Photography by Rob McKeever. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian