The Iraqi native’s new light sculptures and mirrored paintings are now on view at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Manhattan History plays a big role in my practice,” says Maryam Turkey, whose functional works of art have a topographic quality inspired by the terra-cotta architecture of her native Iraq. Now based in Brooklyn, she developed her method while a resident at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, an opportunity that helped earn her a spot with Silver Art Projects, an arts incubator situated within 4 World Trade Center. “Aside from the large studio space, my favorite part about being on the 28th floor was the eye-level sun,” she says. “There’s a constant play of light and shadow.” Click here to read the full article.
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