Rift: An Installation by Darius Homayounpour

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    Darius Homayounpour (American, b. 1952). Study for 'Rift.' Stacked sheets of aluminum foil.

May 15, 2014 - August 03, 2014
Honolulu Museum of Art


Exhibition Overview

Honolulu artist Darius Homayounpour is best known as an indigo dyer for fine art as well as craft work. Formerly the assistant to the curator of textiles at the Honolulu Museum of Art from 1996 to 2010, he has long interpreted historic textile forms and structures using various materials and methods, including handmade paper, hand-woven cloth, shibori, and metals, especially chased silver. This installation represents his translation of the traditionally two-dimensional cloth-based quilt form into a three-dimensional metal structure, exploring ideas of absorption and reflection of light, the layering of thin metallic sheets and air, as well as the inherent disparity between the familiar comfort of the cloth quilt and its hard-edged metallic version.

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