Solo show portrays human emotions

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jul 09,2019


Works by Joya Shahrin Huq on display at Kalakendra. — New Age photo

Artist Joya Shahrin Huq has portrayed relationship between everyday objects and human beings, along with human emotions, in her 5th solo art show under way at Kalakendra on Iqbal Road in Mohammadpur in the capital.

The show, ‘Implicit’, features three installations, six paintings, six photographs, three etching prints, two drawings and a sound work.

The exhibition, organised by Kalakendra, commenced on June 22. It has been curated by Wakilur Rahman.

Dhaka University sculpture department professor Lala Rukh Selim was present as special guest at the inaugural ceremony of the event.

‘I have tried to portray the relationship between everyday objects and humans, along with our emotions and feelings through the works. I have tried to portray human emotions like happiness, empathy, sadness and others,’ artist Joya Shahrin Huq told New Age.

An installation, titled ‘Fragrance of Soul 1’, shows laboratory instruments like funnel, wash bottle, beaker and others on a table.

Another installation, titled ‘Fragrance of Soul 3’, shows a cupboard with diverse objects like Stones, dead leafs, grass, chair and others.

Six photographs portray everyday objects like refrigerator, table, scenic beauty of nature and others.

The six natural colour paintings depict the relationship between men and nature.

Artist Joya Shahrin Huq is the chairperson of department of printmaking of fine arts faculty, Dhaka University. She has displayed her work in many group shows at home and aboard including Zainul Gallery of Dhaka University, department of printmaking, MSU, India, Gallery Shilpangon in Dhaka and others. She bagged Shilpy Delowar Hossain Memorial Award in print making in 1998.

The exhibition will end on July 16.

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