Earthen Dreams

Join us at Faraar for an exhibition of works by 5 clay artists
Opening Date: Saturday, 20 March 2010 | 6:00 pm

Earthen Dreams is a celebration of the Spring Equinox bringing with it fresh possibilities and positivity within the clay artist community. Earthen Dreams features the works of Aliya Yousuf, Nabahat Lotia, Raania Azam Khan Durrani, Shazia Zuberi, and Shazieh Gorji.

Group exhibitions not only bring artists together but also complement one’s artistic development. At Faraar, we intend to have annual shows, open to artists working in various mediums, to exhibit their works and encourage artistic growth. Faraar aspires to incubate new talent by becoming a community arts centre, while reaching out to established artists for inspiration and guidance.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Hawra Harianawala & Shazieh Gorji

The Artists

Aliya Yousuf

clayworks.jpgMy work has always been about turning the intangible into the tangible. The awareness of a thought or event takes a form which I express in the medium of clay. I increase subjective awareness in my ceramic work by creating tensions through contrasts and ambiguities. By deconstructing and reconstructing simple forms, I challenge a traditional view of a familiar object.

Nabahat Lotia

Dreams are like seeds where all exciting things take root. My work represents dreams that are grounded and blossom into reality. It is also about some dreams that do not bear fruit and remain dormant.

Night Light by Raania Azam Khan Durrani

It has been ten years since I first discovered clay as my medium of expression. Late at night when desperately seeking sleep, my mind fights fatigue and wanders to places I long for, and searches for resolve. The idea, the concept, the image, the form and most often the curiosity to make more art is found in those wanderings. It is that night light that keeps me, the artist from going to sleep. The “Night Light” series is dedicated to all those late night mental investigations and dreams of creation. The drawings, marks and translucency depict my clay works over the last decade and represent the diary and the sketchbook in the artist’s mind, my mind.

Chaos by Shazia Zuberi

The language of clay, beyond the conceptual form also plays with space; the interaction between positive and negative space – in order to create a complete picture. Form, texture, color and a narrative (along with a chemical transformation through heat and fusion) together enable clay to emerge into an art form – lending its own properties coupled with its biographer’s motive.

Dream a Little by Shazieh Gorji

My art practice began in the Green Mountains of Vermont in 2001. Ever since, nature has played a vital role in shaping my sensibility as a clay artist. When placed in a natural environment, the mind automatically and intuitively wanders into dream-like spaces. The textures, marks and tones stem from my memory of diverse landscapes that led me to always ‘dream a little’.

Opening Date and Time: Saturday, 20th March, 2010 | 6:00 pm
Closing Date: Sunday, 28th March, 2010
Gallery Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F | Faraar
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