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Exhibition for a cause

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Apr 26,2019 | Updated: 22:33, Apr 25,2019

 
 

Sculptor Arham Ul Huq Chowdhury has displayed metal sculptures portraying diverse subjects in his 16th solo exhibition under way at Gulshan Society Lake Park in the capital.
Organised by Gulshan Society, the 16-day exhibition, which began on April 20, features a total of 13 sculptures.
‘I always love to experiment with new ideas and thoughts. I tried to address some of the historical and devotional subjects through my works. This is a fund raising exhibition. I hope people will find serenity by watching the sculptures which are a combination of flowing water and metal,’ Arham Ul Huq Chowdhury, told New Age.
The sculptures are available for sale. The proceeds will be donated to the welfare funds of the Centre For The Rehabilitation Of The Paralysed (CRP).
The sculptures have been made with scrap metal parts from the mobility aid making workshop of CRP in Savar.
Arham, a volunteer at the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) for almost 20 years, has been working with a diverse range of mediums including furniture, Bangla Calligraphy, natural dye, Bonsai, scrap metal sculpture and others.
He has portrayed river Ganga, Lord Krishna, lotus flower, nature, man, contemporary issues in society and others.
A sculpture titled ‘Rain Euphony’ depicts the beauty of nature during rainy season.
Another work titled ‘Immersed’ shows the rush of Samadhi flowing down from the head submerging one to the mode of total submission to the state of stillness. On the head and shoulder tiny Udambara flowers are in bloom.
The work titled ‘Medusa’, showing the cursed Medusa with her many intertwined strands pouring poison, reflects how the contemporary human beings struggle with the various internal conflicts and vices.
The work titled ‘Boy on the Serpent King’ shows Lord Krishna taming the many headed venomous serpent king Kaliya. The boy God is shown dancing on top of the heads of the serpent as it pours venom. It eventually accepts submission. The huge seven headed serpent with his fangs and imposing stature initially thought the boy as no match but had to surrender eventually.
Another work titled ‘Care’ shows a mother protecting her child from rain by holding an umbrella while she pulls all her resources to keep her child out of the storm.
The sculpture titled ‘Megh Malahar’ shows the legendary maestro, one of the nine gems at the court of the emperor Akber, Mia Tansen who could sing to light the lamps with raag deepak and was also credited to bring rain with his raag malahar. It also gives us a glimpse into how a man with extreme devotion can touch the elements of the sky.
Another work titled ‘Descend of the river Goddess’ portrays the mythical story of river Goddess Ganga. To tame down her fierce force Lord Shiva brought her down through his tied locks giving birth to seven rivers eventually coming down to the Sundarbans.
The exhibition will end on May 4.

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