Only Sound and Sacred Geometry: The Metal Sculptures of Burhan Khan
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Pakistani artist Burhan Khan in Enigmatic Realms. The exhibition will open on December 29, 2016 and run through January 18, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, December 29 from 6-8 PM.
Born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan, Burhan Khan felt an essential need to rebel against popular culture. This defiant spirit brought him to the UK, where he earned a degree from the University for the Creative Arts. Khan soon entered the world of fashion, displaying an aesthetic sensibility formed around the polarities of nature and the industrial world. In 2011 he closed his label in order to travel and develop as an artist.
Khan’s current body of work brings fashion illustration off the page with larger-than-life metal figures “shaded” with over 9,000 meters of thread. He refers to this thread as a “network of energy” giving life to creatures who live in a seventh dimension where, he says, “only tones of sound and sacred geometry exists.” Khan imbues his pieces with a nomadic and tribal sensibility, mirroring his own rejection of a permanent home.
Burhan Khan is a visiting Professor at the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design in Lahore, Pakistan.
Exhibition Dates: December 29, 2016 – January 18, 2017
Reception: Thursday December 29, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Graciela Bosoglanian | Burhan Khan | Franck Sastre | Viccas | Philippe Thélin | Judith Tawil | Magda Hanna | Mikele Arapi
About the Exhibition
Enigmatic Realms: Endless Worlds
Agora Gallery is pleased to present Enigmatic Realms, a showcase of eight contemporary artists holding a mirror up to the people and places that surround them. Hailing from Pakistan, Switzerland, Argentina, and everywhere in between, the artists on display cover many different worlds with their images. There is the seasoned fashion designer who currently creates fashion illustrations in the form of larger-than-life metal sculptures, each abstracted female figure a sensitive exploration of the body. There is the artist who only uses organic materials from pigment to tool, with the resulting images as wonderfully evocative and detailed as any traditional painting. Some works depict the human body as neon bouquets of colorful shapes; some as flattened, stained-glass-like jewels; some as figures in a carefully crafted allegory. Some artists create whole scenes for us while others show hyperrealistic bodies against blurry, atmospheric depths. There are farms and cities, kitchens and offices. Enigmatic Realms teaches us that for every pair of eyes there is a different world.
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About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves.