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Y.Z. Kami

January 8–February 9, 2008
Beverly Hills

Y.Z. KAMI Installation view, photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio

Y.Z. KAMI

Installation view, photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio

Y.Z. KAMI Installation view, photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio

Y.Z. KAMI

Installation view, photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio

Y.Z. KAMI Installation view, photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio

Y.Z. KAMI

Installation view, photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio

Works Exhibited

Y. Z. Kami, Untitled, 2006 Oil on canvas, 132 × 74 inches (335.3 × 188 cm)

Y. Z. Kami, Untitled, 2006

Oil on canvas, 132 × 74 inches (335.3 × 188 cm)

Y. Z. Kami, Rumi-The Book of Massnavi E Manavi III, 2007 Mixed media on linen, 90 × 99 inches (228.6 × 251.5 cm)

Y. Z. Kami, Rumi-The Book of Massnavi E Manavi III, 2007

Mixed media on linen, 90 × 99 inches (228.6 × 251.5 cm)

Y. Z. Kami, Endless Prayers III, 2007 Mixed media on paper, 42 × 29 ¾ inches (106.7 × 75.6 cm)

Y. Z. Kami, Endless Prayers III, 2007

Mixed media on paper, 42 × 29 ¾ inches (106.7 × 75.6 cm)

Y. Z. Kami, Endless Prayers II, 2007 Mixed media on paper, 42 × 29 ¾ inches (106.7 × 75.6 cm)

Y. Z. Kami, Endless Prayers II, 2007

Mixed media on paper, 42 × 29 ¾ inches (106.7 × 75.6 cm)

Y. Z. Kami, Endless Prayers XVI, 2007 Mixed media on paper, 42 × 29 ¾ inches (106.7 × 75.6 cm)

Y. Z. Kami, Endless Prayers XVI, 2007

Mixed media on paper, 42 × 29 ¾ inches (106.7 × 75.6 cm)

Y. Z. Kami, Untitled (Marina I), 2007 Oil on canvas, 98 × 64 inches (248.9 × 162.6 cm)

Y. Z. Kami, Untitled (Marina I), 2007

Oil on canvas, 98 × 64 inches (248.9 × 162.6 cm)

Y. Z. Kami, Untitled (Acharya), 2007 Oil on linen, 140 × 70 inches (355.6 × 177.8 cm)

Y. Z. Kami, Untitled (Acharya), 2007

Oil on linen, 140 × 70 inches (355.6 × 177.8 cm)

About

The soul is not obscured by forms.
Even if it were wrapped in a hundred folds of felt
the rays of the soul’s light
would still shine through.
— Rumi

Gagosian is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Iranian born artist Y.Z. Kami. This will be his first exhibition in Los Angeles with Gagosian Gallery.

The flux between matter and spirit, life and mortality, the outer layer and the inner soul lies at the core of Kami’s oeuvre. Kami binds his study of Sufi poetry and philosophy to the traditions of figure painting, portraiture and collage. His works reflect a diverse range of interests, from portraiture to architectural domes, from photography to sacred and literary texts.

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