Artist Ani Afshar Showcase At Hilton-Asmus Contemporary Gallery

by Daniel Haim

  • Photo Courtesy of Ani Afshar
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Ani Afshar brings her newest collection of striking hand-woven tapestries to the Hilton-Asmus Contemporary, entitled: “Woven Gardens, Casting Shadows.”

This solo exhibition will be hosted from April 19 through May 25, 2013, at the gallery located at 716 N. Wells Street in the River North Art District of Chicago.

The artwork of Ani Afshar will feature new composition by this internationally celebrated artist. The show at Hilton-Asmus Contemporary is free and open to the public, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12pm to 7pm.

About the artist

Born in Istanbul, educated in Switzerland, and based in Chicago since 1975, Afshar draws on Eastern and Western traditions to craft her one-of-a-kind pieces. Afshar uses a range of color and diverse materials to create her artwork, which ranges from jewelry design to tapestries and installations. The artist became known for making one-of-a-kind wire jewelry in the 1990s, sold through her Lincoln Park boutique AniAfshar.