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Contained: Seher Naveed

April 24-May 29, 2021

Aicon Contemporary, 35 Great Jones Street, New York, USA

Aicon Contemporary presents Contained, a solo exhibition of works by Karachi-based visual artist Seher Naveed.

Ubiquitous geometric patterns of urban settings, particularly from Naveed’s hometown of Karachi, Pakistan, inform her expanding practice. Her recent works reflect the illuminating architectural details of this complex city, whose political instability has adversely impacted its topography.

Contained examines this ambiguous relationship between landscape and object. The symbolism of walls, gates, fences – tactile barriers that divide disparate socio-economic groups – questions the class divide and presents several dualities: inside/outside, safety/danger, threat/protection.

For details, check the exhibition on the gallery website here.