Following on from showing at a couple of curated shows late last year local artist Mehwish Iqbal is currently holding her first solo exhibition at Woollahra’s .M Contemporary gallery.
With this latest exhibition Iqbal explores the role of women and children in contemporary society and the phenomena of global migration in relation to the commodification of human agency.
Using a range of different mediums, from works on paper, paintings and sculpture this is a compelling exhibit which touches on so many important fundamental social issues impacting our world today.
Iqbal herself describes her work as as a synthesis of eclectic concerns that generate from the realm of personal experiences of social, cultural and political landscapes in the country of her birth, Pakistan, and her home Australia. By layering images and sewing into fragile surfaces, Mehwish references the human body and tackles many aspects of assimilation and adaptation. “For me clothing became a manipulative vehicle and insight into an individual culture and history,” she says.
These ideals blend perfectly with .M Contemporary’s mantra to create a cross-cultural conversation through exhibiting and supporting emerging and established artists from around the world.
Until Mar 25 (Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat+Sun 9am-4pm). .M Contemporary, 37 Ocean St, Woollahra. Info: www.mcontemp.com