The Indian-born American artist Zarina (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 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 thirty prints, sculptures, and collages dating from the 1960s to the present, the exhibition is the first to present Zarina’s work alongside artworks and objects—some from the artist’s own collection—that represent distinct visual traditions she has cited as touchstones throughout her career. Spanning cultures and centuries, these works include an engraving by Albrecht Dürer, a drawing by Kazimir Malevich, and an architectural fragment from Mughal-era India, among others, aspects of which Zarina has synthesized into her own unique practice.