2nd Solo Exhibition: Rhythm of life
The exhibition 'Rhythm of life-2' displayed a total of 28 sculptures, done mainly in aluminum white cement, brass and mixed media at La Galerie of Alliance Francaise de Dhaka at Dhanmondi. Farzana Islam Milky has sculpted stories and rhythms of life addressing issues like human relationship, motherhood, friendship and childhood memories.
Assaduzzaman Noor, Former Cultural affairs Minister, inaugurated the 2-weeklong exhibition as the chief guest on April 5, while sculpture Prof Lala Rukh Selim, University of Dhaka (DU), was present as guest of honour at the opening ceremony.
Farzana Islam was trying to see the human figure in several activities and surrounding environments. Her sculptures told stories of human and their relationship with one another. She did not depict her figures in details, but provided an impression of movement and purpose, says Prof Lala Rukh Selim, Sculpture Department, DU. An aluminum piece titled 'Alone' showed a woman sitting on a shattered tree and talking to herself.
Another aluminum sculpture titled 'Mother' showed a mother's affection to her child, while 'Friends', a white cement piece, showed two friends hading a chit-chat.
In mixed media sculpture titled 'Net', the sculptor has created a structure, made of metals and nets, which represented how society had restriction on individual's aspirations and desires.
In 'Childhood-1', the artist presented three children playing carefree with a mirror placed under their feet which reflects the sky.
This is the second solo exhibition where I tried to tell stories and memories. These sculptures gave glimpse ideas of everyday activities of human life, interactions between people and between people and nature, said sculptor Farzana Islam Milky.
Farzana completed her BFA in sculpture in institute of fine arts, DU in 1994 and MFA in 1996. Now she is working as a teacher at Sunnydale School.