Empty Vessel Exhibition Highlights Beauty and Spirituality in the Ordinary
November 13, 2019 - Liz Goldner
Take a cursory look at the large artworks hung on the walls in “Empty Vessel – Amir Zaki” at Orange Coast College. The pictures might be architectural drawings from a science fiction novel.
The images display broad expanses of concrete, which has been seemingly sculpted into circular, clean cut and even jagged forms, with several shapes echoing the hills and mountains beyond. The viewer might wonder if these 22 compelling pictures, some including tropical foliage and sharp shadows, are drawings or paintings inspired by the artist’s fertile imagination.