ARTIST RESIDENCY: JULY 18 - AUGUST 5, 2017
EXHIBITION OPENING: AUGUST 5, 4:30 - 7:00PM
Exhibition on View: August 5 - AUgust 27, 2017

IN MY SLEEP I MIGRATE BACK

INSTALLATION BY ROYA AMIGH

Panel Discussion: Friday, August 25, 6pm


"In my works, I explore how imagination and memory filter and resurrect the past. In recreating imagery that pieces together elements of different legends depicted in Persian miniature and the writings of Persian poets Ferdowsi, Rumi, and Hafez, I am able to question the complexities in the stories of Iranian women. Echoing the natural distortions of memory, I create my own version of this mythology in my practice, featuring stories that happened to me or to the women I know.  

Each action in the studio amplifies my expressive intentions. After gluing, peeling, and re-gluing sheets of lace and translucent hand made paper, I rip them open and make marks on them with scissors and sharp knives. I nail strings from wall to wall and ties together skeletal forms of hoops and sprung rods from which ruffles of cloth and paper flutter in space.  Whether hugging the wall, hovering in corners, or floating at waist level, my fabrication stir feelings of dissociation and disorientation."  - Roya Amigh

Roya Amigh is FiveMyles' artist-in-residence for July 2017. During her time at FiveMyles, she will be working in the main gallery space and creating work for an exhibition, entitled In my sleep I migrate back. The exhibition will be on view from August 5 to August 27, 2017.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Amigh came to Boston University from Tehran in 2010 for a second M.F.A. At first exploring luminous color under neo-expressionist painter John Walker, she soon turned to making gestural line drawings reminiscent of the Persian miniatures familiar to her childhood. Forsaking traditional drawing materials, she began to glue lines of colored thread onto translucent papers and cotton duck, building these into tenuous structures strung across interior spaces. Recent exhibitions include West 10th Windom (NYC), Iron Tail Gallery (Lincoln, NE), Commonwealth Gallery (Boston, MA), Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, (NYC), Edward Hopper House Art Center (Nyack, NY), The Fine Arts Center (Hot Springs, AR), and others. She was awarded artist residencies at Art Omi (Ghent, NY), Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams, MA), Vermont Studio Center (VT), amongst other places.

GALLERY HOURS:

Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 6pm; or by appointment. 

DIRECTIONS:

Take 2, 3, or 4 trains to Franklin Avenue. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Walk ¾ block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

FiveMyles is in part supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, the Greenwich Collection, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and Humanities NY.