Internationally acclaimed artist Risham Syed’s solo show ’Cheetah and Other Stories” opens at Canvas Gallery on Tuesday the 15th of January 2019, from 5-8pm.
Risham Syed is a Lahore-based artist who uses painting, as well as other mediums to explore questions of history, sociology, and politics. Living in any big metropolis like Lahore, one continuously experiences a momentous ‘urban transition’, which has become so very tangible over these past few years. Her native city plays the main role in her work, as do related inquiries into what the colonial history of the region has meant to today’s culture. She explores these questions using her paintings as pieces of a greater, often global context through installation and use of objects with social reference and connotation.
Syed is currently heading the Visual Arts Department, teaching as Associate Professor at the School of Visual Art and Design, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.
The show continues daily until January 24th, from 11am- 8pm (Excluding Sundays and Public Holidays).