Galleri Kaya has organised a group show featuring diverse artworks to celebrate its 14th founding anniversary.
The gallery in Uttara is displaying a total of 65 artworks made by 38 renowned local and Indian artists, from 1953 till date, from its collection covering a wide range of topics and mediums.
The gallery began its journey in May 2004.
Works by artists like Murtaza Baseer, Syed Janhangir, Samarjit Roy Chowdhury, Hashem Khan, Ranajit Das, Monirul Islam, Kalidas Karmakar, Hamiduzzaman Khan, Maqbool Fida Husain, Nazlee Laila Mansur, Nagarbasi Burman, Shishir Bhattacharjee, Kamaluddin, Jamal Ahmed, Mohammad Iqbal and others are on display at the show.
The artworks are diverse in themes and mediums. Some displayed artworks address social and political issues, while others portray nature and landscapes.
The show also displays some portraits in different mediums like water colour, acrylic, and oil.
The oldest artwork on display is Murtaza Bashir’s watercolour painting titled ‘Landscape’. The painting depicts rustic life and shows a village with trees, orchards and houses on the bank of a river.
Another painting titled ‘Face’ and two pen drawings by the master artist are also on display at the show.
The show also features five lithograph prints from late Indian renowned artist Maqbool Fida Husain’s Mother series and Human Space series.
The prints depict mother’s love for her child and struggles of people.
Abdus Shakoor Shah has displayed an acrylic piece, titled ‘Village Story’. The painting shows faces of rural men and women, birds and a flower vase.
Hamiduzzaman Khan, known mostly for his sculptures, is displaying a number of his paintings at the exhibition. One of them, an acrylic painting titled ‘Seascape’, shows waves trashing a ship during a raging sea storm.
Rafiqun Nabi’s artwork titled ‘Tokai’, a mixed media work, and a serigraph print titled ‘The Crow’ are also on display at the show.
Jamal Ahmed’s acrylic artwork titled ‘Pigeons’, showing a group of pigeons, is an eye-catching work. Besides, Ahmed has displayed his charcoal work titled ‘Tea Garden Afternoon’ at the show.
‘Opening an art gallery in Uttara in 2004 was not an easy decision as back then all art related activities in Dhaka were centered on Dhanmondi, Shahbagh and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Segunbagicha. We are happy that Galleri Kaya has emerged as a popular art hub in Dhaka over the years’, said Goutam Chakraborty, director of Galleri Kaya.
The gallery has so far organised 102 exhibitions, among which 60 were solo shows and 42 were group exhibitions.
Besides, it has organised art trips, art camps and workshops. The show, which was inaugurated on July 27, will remain open for all until August 12.
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