Lisson Gallery

Shirazeh Houshiary: Self Portraits

London, 20 September – 21 October 2000

Shirazeh Houshiary: Self Portraits

"Self portraits" is Shirazeh Houshiary's first exhibition in London for six years and the first ever in Europe to be dedicated exclusively to her work on canvas. Born and raised in Iran, Houshiary came to London in 1974 to study at Chelsea Art College. After graduating, she rapidly established herself as one of the leading sculptors of her generation. Her early work comprised of welded and patinated metal forms reminiscent of Islamic calligraphy whilst her more recent work, lead lined containers, patterned within in gold, silver and copper, drew on the Islamic tradition of sacred geometry. During the last five years she has produced only three sculptures, the most important of which is a large tower in lead and gold in front of Sheffield Cathedral which is still in progress.

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