‘Rhythm of Life 2’ begins at La Galerie
The second solo sculpture exhibition by Farzana Islam Milky titled ‘Rhythm of Life 2’ has begun at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka.
Asaduzzaman Noor, MP, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh attended the opening ceremony as the chief guest. Prof. Lala Rukh Selim, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka also present as the guest of honour.
Farzana Islam (Milky) is a sculptor who sees the human figure in a variety of activities and environments. Her sculptures tell stories of people and their relationship with each other and the environment. Everyday activities of human life, interactions between people, people and nature, people within manmade architectural settings are the subjects of her sculptures. The actions and gestures of the human figure show her interest in the human form which she depicts not in its details, but gives an impression of its movement and purpose. The human form and its movements create a mood, not focusing on details of expression. Her narratives create an effect which is not dramatic but more like a moment caught in time. They are filled with the tension of being caught in the middle of an act, the end of which we are left to imagine. Her subjects are not dramatic or even out of the ordinary. She deals with the everyday and the ordinary, trying to capture a significant moment in the flow of life. The balanced movement of the figures shows her grasp of the basic language of sculpture. Milky’s narratives of the commonplace activities of human life show her understanding of the medium of sculpture and her sensitivity to the materiality of sculpture and its formal language. They become independent entities, successfully using the language of sculpture.
The exhibition will be open to all till Friday, 19 April 2019.