Bone Black Gallery and Studio presents Heraa Khan Exhibition and Mughal Miniature Painting Workshop
The Bone Black Studio and Gallery in Canopy will present an exhibition of work by Heraa Khan. Coming to Bone Black directly from a residency at Vyt sponsored by the Art Student's League in New York, Khan hails from Lahore, Pakistan where she specializes in traditional Persian miniature painting.
Khan is a graduate of the National College of Arts, the only college in the world that offers a degree in the Mughal atelier system. It is a technique full of ritual. Artists take off their shoes before entering the studio and sit on the floor against a wall, supporting their painting boards on their knees. Khan also makes her own brushes from squirrel hair. These historical aspects of the technique are contrasted with Khan's depiction of person's interacting with modern objects. These small works on paper reflect the state of our world, where the ancient and contemporary meet daily.
In addition to an exhibition of her work, Khan will be offering a workshop in Mughal miniature painting. Participants will be provided with all traditional materials: kalam (handmade brush with from squirrel hair); wasli (handmade paper); safeda (pigment); seashells for mixing paint; gum arabic; seashell burnisher and all other materials required.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through May 30.