Studio Seven Gallery is pleased to present its first artist residency “KARIGARI”, a group show of five emerging and diverse artists from all over Paki
Studio Seven Gallery is pleased to present its first artist residency “KARIGARI”, a group show of five emerging and diverse artists from all over Pakistan.
KARIGARI is a word derived from Urdu language, which means practicing some liberal art or manual dexterity in some mechanic art or trade, handicrafts etc. Karigari is all about embarking on a journey which is unique and insightful that guides the viewer and artist himself to discover unexplored paths through artists’ diverse works.
We hope that through this show we could be able to highlight some very true colors of KARIGARI itself by displaying variety of works from different Pakistani evolving artists.
These artists worked with a wide range of mediums from oil paints to acrylics, from wood to metal objects, from clay to plaster of paris. This residency highlights or points out works from functional vessels to figurative or sculptural pieces, from how the surface of the work makes a unique statement to how deep you can dig or how much you can observe to explore a sound. From the texture or the pattern of the surface to reimagining or reconstructing your childhood memories. In the end, the overall narrative of the work matters.
This show will feature variation of artworks, exploration of material and concepts between artists, with a prominent focus on how smallest of the smallest skills or detail matters in KARIGARI and should be treasured or acknowledged.
Here in Studio Seven we encourage artists to give life to the idea of self not by the experiences they have but by how we remember them.
KARIGARI hopes to catalyze some deeper insight into the vicarious baggage of the artists of our new generation and its weight on our lived experiences.