Rabeya Jalil, Herra Khan, Saba Khan, Veera Rustomji, and Mohsin Shafi, “You Selfish Dreamer”, at Rossi & Rossi London

11th November 2017

Project Art Divvy and Rossi & Rossi are delighted to present You Selfish Dreamer, an exhibition of artworks by Rabeya Jalil, Heraa Khan, Saba Khan, Veera Rustomji, and Mohsin Shafi, and curated by Zahra Khan.

You Selfish Dreamer is the first of a series of collaborative exhibitions between Project Art Divvy and Rossi & Rossi Gallery. This partnership is geared towards extending support and building interest in a new generation of cutting edge artists from Pakistan.The title of the exhibition has been taken from The Glass Menagerie, the 1945 play by Tennessee Williams, which deals with the fragile reality of shattered illusions, unfulfilled dreams and relentless memories. Like the characters in Williams’ play, each painting has the multilayered quality of a woven tapestry, both in terms of the artist’s technique and the layers of meaning hidden within the works. The pieces have been embedded in the artist’s reality and embellished with fiction, socio-political critique, and the hazy aura of memory. The resulting collages, installations and paintings are thought provoking, they inspire self-introspection and societal analysis.

The works in the exhibition each present a story to the viewer, taken from the artist’s personal experiences and based upon their experiences navigating familiar social situations and challenging social norms.