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January 3, 2015
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Nomad welcomes 2015 with Iram Wani’s prints

Islamabad

January 3, 2015

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Islamabad
Nomad’s first exhibition of 2015, a contemporary printmaking show by the talented Iram Wani, opens here today (Saturday). Teacher and artist, Iram makes an overt effort to grapple, with mature insight, the social and personal ‘chaos’ that surrounds us, and she does so with a thought-provoking, finely detailed focus.
“It is a significant addition whereby Iram is symbolically addressing the sentiments and mindset of the external audience. Her fine lines, control of the medium and strong compositions unflinchingly enhance the imagery,” the gallery’s director Nageen Hyat stated in her analysis at the exhibition’s preview.
The show is titled ‘Patterns within chaos.’ According to the artist, her work is a search for finding order in the chaos of yesterday’s and today’s memories and experiences. “A chaos that is a pattern within a pattern, and a pattern overlapping another. I keep analysing these patterns, trying to decipher them. This chaos directs me in its weird randomness to a path where I find myself again and again. There is a strange stability in the whirling chaos. The fertility itself lies within this stability,” Iram states.
The patterns that Iram see within the chaos are depicted in her work through the use of elements picked not randomly but rather through keen observation. “The existence of these elements always has some symbolic meaning; they are the soul of my visuals. They sometimes appear in the form of colours, and sometimes as lines and textures. For self, it is a voyage of understanding the patterns of chaos, and for the viewers, it to be juxtaposed to their own personal chaos,” Iram explained.
Referring to the horrifying events in Peshawar, Iram maintained that “they have left us all badly shaken as have the earlier ‘sectarian’ attacks on our ‘minority’ communities. The vigils and protests continue while we pass through this painful period in our history. Let us join together with

one voice of peace, tolerance and commitment to human rights and equality for all -- the only way to success for Pakistan and the region.”
The exhibition will continue till January 10 at House 72, Street 32, F-6/1.

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