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Prying

Posted in Exhibitions by ps31 on January 13, 2011

The camera is a device often critiqued for prying.  “Prying” (January 15th – 26th, 2011) presents the works of three artists where each of the results of the prying lens leads the viewer through a different kind of vicarious experience.

Umer Adil’s documentary photographs from the rural areas of Pakistan capture a defiant affront to the prying of the lens.  Lali’s photographs make the viewer conscious, and perhaps even a little guilty, of prying into her “autobiographical” sequences. Najia Omer’s mixed media canvases pry into her current predicament, which is fraught with having to make adjustments with changing circumstances. 

Mehreen Khalid, better known as Lali, got her B.F.A. in printmaking from N.C.A. in 2003 and an M.F.A. in Photography from Pratt Institute (2009) where she was a Fulbright Scholar. She has participated in several exhibitions in New York, Lahore and Islamabad.  “Prying” is her first show in Karachi.  She is currently an Associate Professor at the National College of Arts, Lahore.

Najia Omer received her B.F.A. from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in 2008.

Umer Adil graduated from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture with a B.F.A. in Communication Design in 2002.  He is primarily a documentary film maker and also exhibits his photographic work. 

(click on each image for larger view)

Umer Adil. Intrusions 1 (2009). Digital print on Kodak lustre photo paper. 12″ x 18″.

 

Umer Adil. Intrusions 2. (2007) Edition 1 of 5. Digital print on Kodak lustre photo paper.18″ x 12″.

 

Umer Adil. Intrustions 3 (2008). Edition 1 of 5. Digital print on Kodak lustre photo paper. 18″ x 12″.

 

Umer Adil. Intrusions 4 (2007). Edition 1 of 5. Digital print on 180gm coated matte paper. 30″ x12″. red dot

 

Umer Adil. Intrusions 5 (2009). Edition 1 of 5. Digital print on 180gm coated matte paper. 30″ x 12″.

 

 Umer Adil. Intrusions 6 (2010). Edition 1 of 5. Digital print on Kodak lustre photo paper. 18″ x 12″.

 

Umer Adil. Intrusions 7 (2010). Edition 1 of 5. Digital print on Kodak lustre photo paper. 18″ x 12″.

 

Umer Adil. Intrusions 8 (2000). Edition 1 of 5. Black and white photograph on Kodak Lustre photo paper.12″ x 18″.

 

Lali Khalid. Taimur and I, Canoneer Court Brooklyn (2009). Edition 1 of 5.  Digital C Print. 30″ x 20″. red dot

 

Lali Khalid. Saroos, Gulberg III, Lahore (2009). Edition 1 of 5.  Archival inkjet print. 24″ x 24″.

 

Lali Khalid. Taimur and I, Breakfast Table II, 707 Sylvan Rd. Michigan (2010). Edition 1 of 5. Digital C Print. 30″ x 20″.

 

Lali. Taimur and I, Breakfast Table I, 707 Sylvan Rd. Michigan (2010). Digital C Print. 30″ x 20″.

 

Lali. Me, Last Day, 707 Sylvan Rd. Michigan (2010). Digital C Print. 30″ x 20″.

 

Lali Khalid. 2573 Fair Ave. Ohio (2010). Edition 1 of 5. Archival Inkjet Print. 24″ x 24″.

 

Lali Khalid. Me, Dining Room, 1318 West Argyle Chicago (2010). Edition 1 of 5.  Archival inkjet print. 24″ x 24″.

 

Lali Khalid. Me, Attic, 2573 Fair Ave. Ohio (2010). Edition 1 of 5.  Digital C Print. 24″ x 24″.

 

Lali Khalid. Me, Cricket Ground, Aitchison College, Lahore (2009). Edition 1 of 5.  Archival inkjet print. 24″ x 24″.

Najia Omer. Position 1. Digital print and mixed media on paper. 8″ x12.5″.

Najia Omer. Position 2. Digital print and mixed media on paper. 8″ x12.5″.

Najia Omer. Position 3. Digital print and mixed media on paper. 8″ x12.5″.

 

Najia Omer. Position 4. Digital print and mixed media on paper. 8″ x12.5″.

Najia Omer. Position 5. Digital print and mixed media on paper. 8″ x12.5″.

Najia Omer. Position 6. Digital print and mixed media on paper. 8″ x12.5″.

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  1. the s.a. project said, on February 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Lali’s work is so SO gorgeous. Some of the photographs are absolutely stunning and almost painterly. Somehow it makes me think of hopper’s works.


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