Monday, May 23, 2011

Hast-o-Neest Fasih Toor & Sheherezade Alam Watercolour & Ceramics Exhibition Sunday 29th May

Hast-o-Neest Centre for Traditional Art & Culture
Two Person Watercolour & Ceramics Exhibition

Sunday, 29th May 2011 - 12 th June 2011
Open 10 am to 8 pm
(Sundays 11 pm to 6 pm)

Water Colour Paintings
Dr. F.D.Toor  
Sheherezade Alam 

(*View Exhibition Online - Click Title to go to Exhibition Album)


The spirit of abundance is at work in Sheherezade Alam’s engagement in her craft. This spirit both suggests the aesthetic immediacy in the visual impact of her brilliant ceramics and furthermore connects the artist to the highly
dignified status of the potter in the aesthetic tradition of the Indian sub-continent.
In pre-Islamic and the Islamic eras, the Indian potter served as a cultural icon, as the one maker who could give physical shape to the unutterable symmetries of mysticism. As a post-modern master of that traditionally magical object –– the potter’s wheel –– Sheherezade Alam revives in order to extend the significance
of earth in the aesthetic of the east.


A self-taught artist and resident of Lahore, F.D. Toor paints with a fine eye for detail. Since taking up painting in 2005, he has produced a diverse body of work exploring the nuances of watercolor, often in combination with intricate drawing effects rendered in pencil and pen. In his first exhibition at Hast-o-Neest, Treasures of Masjid Wazir Khan, Toor presents jewel-like vignettes from the mosque’s celebrated glazed-tile mosaics. Renowned for their design and delicate execution using inlay techniques, the mosaics are among the finest examples of this craft in the world.
In addition to two solo exhibitions at the Alhamra Art Gallery, Toor has exhibited his work in Lahore and Karachi at Grandeur Gallery, the Hamail Art Gallery, the Unicorn Gallery and Ocean Art. He lives and works in Lahore.
Alyssa Pheobus                                                                                                                                                                           
Hast-o-Neest Centre for Traditional Art & Culture, 
10 Commercial Building, Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam (crossing of old Anarkali & the Mall), Lahore

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