The Indian-born American artist Zarina Hashmi (b. 1937) is best known for her prints and sculptures, which bring the visual language of abstraction and minimalism together with an ongoing engagement with themes of memory, place, and loss. Over her more than five-decade career, Zarina (who prefers to be referred to by her first name only) has created an extensive body of work influenced by her early study of mathematics and enduring interest in the history of art and architecture.
With some forty prints, sculptures, and collages dating from the 1960s to the present, the exhibition will be the first to present Zarina’s work alongside other artworks and objects—spanning cultures and centuries—that have served as touchstones for the artist throughout her career. These will include an etching by Albrecht Dürer, a drawing by Kazimir Malevich, and an architectural fragment from Mughal-era India, among others, which Zarina has synthesized into her own unique practice.