In a Silent Way presents a mid-career survey of the Iranian-American painter Y.Z. Kami (b. 1956), including more than thirty years of his extraordinary portraits of people; his images of buildings, both sacred and ordinary; a sculpture installation of loose bricks inscribed with texts; and recent works of dreamlike abstractions. In a time when the world is a crisis of the mortal body, Kami’s works looks at bodies in ethereal calm, with a meditative and philosophical assessment of outward and inner being. Steeped in the traditions of the antique art of Egyptian Fayum portraits and ancient Persian poetry, while influenced by the thoughts of French moral philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas, Kami’s work is unique in global contemporary art.