- Posted on: December 18, 2013 | Comments
Liminal, the word itself refers to transition and the work of Ayessha Quraishi, displayed at Khaas, is an attempt to capture the transitional state of being or as, in her own words, her art epitomizes “threshold of becoming”. Her preoccupation with the color black which tries to overcome the white, or just as likely, the white trying to overcome the black, makes one think of the Manichean concept of evil and goodness at play, without the one completely annihilating the other – each in the state of being. The two brightly painted artworks, in yellow and red, with one showing the impression of fire, with layers of color overlapping makes one remember the just as abstract words of William Blake from his poem, ‘Tyger’.
‘In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare sieze the fire?’
House # 1, Street # 2, F-6/3, Islamabad
The exhibition is on till 31st December
Gallery timings: 11:30am to 6:30 pm
(July 07, 2017)