Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 19 August 2019

Murmuration: a show at American University in Dubai

Gatherer, part of the Murmuration exhibition by Zahra Jewanjee at the Rotunda Gallery, American University in Dubai. (Courtesy: Zahra Jewanjee)
Gatherer, part of the Murmuration exhibition by Zahra Jewanjee at the Rotunda Gallery, American University in Dubai. (Courtesy: Zahra Jewanjee)

In the current exhibition at the Rotunda Gallery at the American University in Dubai, Zahra Jewanjee has depicted birds, not in flight but in a trance-like state and synchronised. Murmuration explores the geometric order amidst the flock that is complex and indefinable, which Jewanjee says is her inspiration for this, her most recent body of work.

The pieces are beautiful and compelling. “Zahra’s use of a myriad of skills and techniques demonstrates a high degree of determination and passion in her works, this complete with a strong conceptual foundation leaves the viewer in no doubt of their commanding presence. Order and chaos are present in equal measure and the synthesis of these opposing forces brings complexity and grace to her visually stunning works,” says Professor Michael Rice, the associate professor of studio art at the university.

* Zahra Jewanjee is a multi-disciplinary artist currently living and working in Dubai and is a graduate of the National College of Arts, Lahore Pakistan. The show runs until Saturday.

Updated: April 12, 2015 04:00 AM

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