Afruz Amighi - Echo's Chamber

24 November 2017 - 13 January 2018

Afruz Amighi, Knife Girl II, 2017

Sophia Contemporary is pleased to announce Echo’s Chamber, the first solo exhibition of Iranian-American artist Afruz Amighi in the UK. The exhibition – which also marks Amighi’s first solo show with Sophia Contemporary following her successful inclusion in the gallery’s group show ‘Shifting Landscapes’ earlier this year – will feature eight new sculptures made from the artist’s signature combination of steel, chain, and mesh illuminated by light, along with ten drawings on which they were based. Spurred by the continued struggle for women’s liberation as well as by the current socio-political climate in both the USA where she resides and in her native Middle East, Amighi’s new works explore ideas of femininity through a series of female archetypes from history as well as the artist’s personal experience. Echo’s Chamber will open to the public with a talk by the artist from 6-7PM on Thursday, November 23, 2017 followed by a Private View from 7-9PM. The exhibition will remain on view through January 13, 2018.