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Exhibition

Kamran Samimi: In Stillness

October 1, 2020 - August 15, 2021
Honolulu Museum of Art, Arts of the Islamic World Gallery Annex

Kamran Samimi

Kamran Samimi grew up in rural Laupāhoehoe on Hawai‘i Island, with an Iranian/Scandinavian background. Since 2008, his work has been shown extensively around Hawai‘i, the continental US, Australia, and Japan. He holds a BFA in printmaking and an MFA in sculpture and print media from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

This exhibition by Shangri La artist-in-residence, Kamran Samimi, explores instances of change, transformation, and the passage of time. Paying tribute to that which is felt but imperceptible, each  of these artistic visualizations highlight transitions from one state to another. Through the careful manipulation of line, form, object, and light, a silent dynamism reverberates through the space, emphasizing how spatial intervals are opportunities for contemplation and reflection. These artworks silently present the question: What may happen in and during apparent emptiness? The artist explores how in-between spaces are full of meaning, expanses of hidden possibility, and moments to see connections between things.  By coaxing materiality from the unseen, the artist performs an act of spiritual practice.

Please note that this exhibition is on display in the Shangri La Arts of the Islamic World Gallery Annex at the Honolulu Museum of Art. For nearly two decades, Shangri La and the Honolulu Museum of Art have presented world class exhibitions and programs to Honolulu and beyond. Please check the Honolulu Museum of Art for its hours of operation and visitation guidelines.

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  • Residency

    Kamran Samimi

    Kamran Samimi grew up in rural Laupāhoehoe on Hawai‘i Island, with an Iranian/Scandinavian background. Since 2008, his work has been shown extensively around Hawai‘i, the continental US, Australia, and Japan. He holds a BFA in printmaking and an MFA in sculpture and print media from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

    January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

    Residency

    Kamran Samimi

    Kamran Samimi grew up in rural Laupāhoehoe on Hawai‘i Island, with an Iranian/Scandinavian background. Since 2008, his work has been shown extensively around Hawai‘i, the continental US, Australia, and Japan. He holds a BFA in printmaking and an MFA in sculpture and print media from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

    January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

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