LAHORE: Eleven artists from across the country will exhibit their work at Alhamra Art Gallery on Monday as part of the launching of Grey Noise, a virtual visual art gallery.
Grey Noise is a virtual gallery representing Pakistani artists. Founded by Umer Butt and Rehan B Shah, the website (www.greynoise.org) is being launched with a show featuring artists dealing with contemporary issues.
The work displayed by the artists differs in terms of variety and technique. One thing they have in common is their modern concepts. Ameen J, a Karachi-based photographer, has come to Lahore to shoot this show. He told Daily Times that artists could work better while working in groups.
Artist Imran Ahmad’ s sculptures deal with the issue of collectivism. His work shows that individuality has dominated the Pakistani society and people are not united, even when they are working together. The chairs arranged in rows behind a big chair materialise the idea.
These chairs symbolise people standing together for a prayer behind an imam (prayer leader), but differences are visible even at that time. “Some people do not like to stand with the poor, even for a prayer. This tells that how much individualism have taken up our society,” said Imran.
Other artists displaying their work include Fahd Burki, Amna Hashmi, Ayaz Jokhio, Ayesha Jatoi, Nadia Khawaja, Mehreen Murtaza, Lala Rukh, Fatima Saeed and Risham Syed.
Umer Butt, curator of the exhibition, said that Grey Noise aimed at establishing a gallery in the foreseeable future, hence providing its artists with a platform to showcase their work. “It is also in pursuit of a wider audience by networking with galleries and putting forth a contemporary aesthetic for a possible exchange and dialogue worldwide,” he added.
Courtesy – the Daily Times