Group show features sculptures of diverse mediums

Culture Correspondent | Published: 22:24, Nov 04,2016 | Updated: 22:26, Nov 04,2016


Visitors at the exhibition.— Snigdha Zaman

A group exhibition featuring sculptures done in diverse mediums is underway at the Zainul Gallery of Dhaka University.

The Department of Sculpture at the university has organised the show titled ‘Barshik Shilpokarmo Prosdorshoni-2016,’ featuring 52 works by 41 students from different batches of the department.

The central attraction of the exhibition is the diversity in mediums used to create the artworks, including metal, woodcut, ceramic, clay, and copper wire. As regards themes, the works cover a myriad of topics such as life, womanhood, animals and birds, different shapes and designs and so on.

Sujit Sarkar, a fourth-year student of the department, is showcasing a wood-cut work titled ‘Dui Nari.’ The artist has curved and arranged two pieces of wood in a way that they resemble two female figures.

Mahfuz Uddin Ahmed’s metal work, Hiran, is an assemblage of broken and loose parts of different machines and looks like a bird – a vulture, to be specific, because of its long neck and pointed beak.

Amio Sarkar, another artist, has also used metal to create his work Poka, which is about an insect.

Third-year student Uttam Kumar Sarkar has used bronze to create a piece in which he uses some oriental characters, including Hindu gods and goddesses along with ancient Indian dancers.

He is also showcasing a cement work titled ‘Figure Composition,’ the statue of an old man sitting apparently nonchalantly on a stone.

The collaborative exhibition, which began on November 2, will remain open for the public until November 7.

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