Kinza Ameen, student of BS Textile and Design Technology, organized an exhibition of paintings and other art work as part of her final year thesis project on 08-11 October, 2010. The central theme of the exhibition was “growth”. According to her, she chose this theme because growth is an inevitable process of nature which is based on change. Growth, she says, is nature’s gift to the universe and that is why she chose this topic. In her artwork, Kinza has tried to expose the different dimensions of the process as well as the medium and has experimented with visual depiction of ideas in terms of colors, shades and tones. Kinza also made use of sculpture to showcase her creativity. She did not confine herself to a single medium but made use of mixed media i.e. oil, water color, acrylic, fabric, everything that she felt would convey her ideas. One of the installations titled ‘metamorphosis’ and ‘mother earth’ depicted subtle transformation of the life and death, showing how these realities are interconnected.
The exhibition generated considerable interest among the UMT community and the general public. Dr A R Kausar, Pro-Rector UMT, Dr Nabeel Amin, Director ITIS, Dr Khalid Qamar, Professor SST, senior faculty members and students attended the two-day exhibition and recorded comments in the visitors’ log.