Paradigm opens new exhibition

Local artist Roxana Azar will take over the main gallery at Paradigm Gallery + Studio at 746 S. 4th St. with the exhibition “Licking the Thorns of a Rose.”

The solo exhibition of mesmerizing sun catchers, text-based vinyl and photographic sculptures built from collaged and printed layers of dichroic, translucent and iridescent materials will occupy the two street-facing windows, emitting a spectrum of colorful light across the gallery walls.

Azar’s new work marks a continuation of their biophilic practice while expanding into new techniques in printmaking, collage and photography. Licking the Thorns of a Rose will be open to the public from Feb. 25 through March 20 with an opening reception on Feb. 25 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit