Satrang Gallery is delighted to invite you to “Hidden In Plain Sight”, a beautiful new exhibition of works by Aliya Husain Ahmad and Mohsin Shaikh opening on Monday 28 October.
“Hidden In Plain Sight” showcases Mohsin’s heavily detailed, large scale paintings juxtaposed with Aliya’s small scale yet vibrant ceramics.Regardless of the conventional mediums both artists have executed their ideas in a personal yet unorthodox manner.
Mohsin’s intricate paintings create the illusion of a chalkboard and brick walls.This nostalgic and familiar imagery is embellished with different motifs and animal figures representing important moments in his life.His strength lies in providing an experience where the work is far more than what it appears to be.
Aliya’s style revolves around storytelling and high spirited visuals.The sculptural aspect of the forms opens up to endless possibility of creativity hence each work narrates a different story. Her fanciful imagination ,visualized through ceramics, provides an immersive experience for the viewers .Aliya also addresses the importance of functionality balanced alongside aesthetics by using glazes which are edible.
H.E . Ms. Wendy Gilmour ,The High Commissioner of Canada, had kindly consented to inaugurate the show
Opening Day Pictures