Dupattas & Roses is an exhibition with artwork by Shabana Kauser, at The Art Collective Gallery located at 228 South First Street, Rogers AR. Everyone is welcome to attend the opening reception on Friday July 9 from 5pm-9pm and the exhibition will also be available to see throughout July, during regular gallery hours.
Shabana formally introduced her work first in 2017, in Downtown Rogers. Since then, her journey has been rapidly growing where her work has been seen and enjoyed by collectors throughout the US. She was worked with an extensive number of galleries and had her very first solo Museum exhibition last year, at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. Her work has allowed her to share her culture, and journey as a first generation immigrant to in the UK, and as a immigrant in the US.
On July 7 at the Art Collective Gallery, Shabana will be introducing some new work that includes a collection of ‘Gulab’ this is the Urdu / Hindi word for roses. The red rose is not only the British Floral Emblem, where Shabana spent over 25 years, but also has significant meaning in the South Asian culture, religions, art, medicine, beauty products and more. Shabana’s new paintings include the red rose alongside traditional fabrics.
Dupattas & Roses will include her traditional portraits in oils, of South Asian women in traditional dupattas (Scarf) and jewelry. Her mixed media work includes, abstract hearts with fabrics, these were created during her residency at The Medium, in Springdale earlier this year. Expect to see original work that includes portraits, roses still life oil paintings, mixed media abstract work, and a selection of prints will also be available for purchase.