Tuesday, October 25, 2011

‘Two in One’ is a series of two-person visual art exhibitions, showcasing young Karachi-based artists; whose education, learnings, sensitivities and inspirations are all outcomes of Karachi itself. The series addresses their individual and collaborative views of the city. ‘Two in One’ demonstrates the co-existence of multiple views in one space, the diversity of thought and action, and each artist’s connection to this incredible city. The opening night of each of these shows will be followed by a day-time artist talk and gallery tour, as part of Faraar’s educational outreach program.

Schools and colleges that would like to sign up for a talk and tour
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Emaan Mahmud graduated from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in 2008. At first a printmaker, Emaan is now exploring painting and is incorporating her printmaking techniques in her canvases. Her featured work addresses ‘the layered beauty of unnoticed moments’. She says about her work, ‘This is my way of observing, absorbing and reacting to the happenings of my world; my city and my mind, my history and my hopes. I find networks of synapses within; connecting the unnoticed paint splash to a worn down wall, connecting it to the threads of life and making it part of a network that is all encompassing.’ Emaan has previously exhibited at the Chawkandi Art Gallery, Poppy Seed and the IVS Gallery in Karachi. She has also recently shown work at the Rohtas gallery in Islamabad. Her international showcases have been at The Courtyard and The Heritage House in Dubai.

Malika Abbas graduated as a painter/miniaturist from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in 2008. Her artwork stems from experimentation and manipulation, manually and digitally. Malika’s themes focus on the individual present and its acceptance. Her featured work addresses the concept of the ‘bandwagon’ and and what it means to Karachi today. She explains: ‘Phineas T. Barnum, the great showman and circus owner, used the term in 1855 in his autobiography… “At Vicksburg we sold all our land conveyances excepting four horses and the band wagon”. By the 1890s, the transition from the literal ‘jumping on a bandwagon’ to demonstrate allegiance to a politician, to the figurative use we know today, was complete’. Malika has previously exhibited at the ArtChowk Gallery, IVS Gallery, The Alliance Francaise and the VM Art Gallery in Karachi. Malika has also won national prizes for painting and portraiture.

Oct 26 - Nov 05, 2011

The Second Floor (T2F)
fee unknown