Jumbo Editorial Team
The VM Art Gallery organized a group show exhibition titled ‘Just Ordinary Tales’ of Master’s Programme students of National College of Arts (NCA), at their premises in Karachi.
The artists having presented their artworks were Mohsin Shafi, Nida Bangash, Mizna Zulfikar, Saamia Ahmed, Shajia Azam, Rabiya Asim, Irfan Gul Dhari, Imrana Tanveer, Maria Khan, Sarah Ahmed, Saadia Hussain and Amra Khan.
Almost 50 paintings and artwork pieces were on the display on the occasion. One of paintings of artist Irfan Gul, ntitled ‘Eid Mubarak’ was depicting a little girl, standing on street with a rabbit in her hands and trying to say something. Another painting of Irfan was on same title, depicting a boy wishing Eid greetings but with tears in his eyes and looking grim.
Amra Khan, who used plaster and paint in her art piece, produced ‘One of the few’ which was decorated with photo frame with golden colour and painted woman wearing colourful dress of pink and yellow flowers.
Another photo frame of Amra captioned ‘Scared of boy’ was also decorated well in which two schoolgirls were sitting together holding each other hands.
Mohsin Shafi presented his art work on original snaps of people, one of his art works, titled ‘Case Study’ was expressing a boy sitting among many monkeys and writing something on paper while monkeys were doing different activities.
Maria Khan presented painting works, one of which ‘Sugar Dady’ was expressing an uncle wearing yellow shirt with red bow looking happy.
Another was on title Jolly Aunty in which an aunty was standing in jolly mood, wearing white flower on her ear.
The VM Gallery Director, Riffat Alvi, succeeded in accomplishing her cherished task of organizing such group exhibition in which the master’s students were able to showcase their talents.
“It is totally different show as students are succeeded to present their interesting work. All work was depicting that students after completing their masters wants to go back in their childhood, she said adding that students, who belongs from art field should come here to talk and to get some benefits from the experiences of master’s students,” Riffat Alvi, herself a painter of repute, was quoted as saying.