.M Contemporary is excited to announce the first solo show of Mehwish Iqbal, Flux. Following her recent show Diaspora-Making Machines and curated by Paul Howard at Blacktown Arts Centre and her participation in a group show curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Talia Linz and Sophia Kouyoumdjian at Art Space in December, this solo show will include new works on paper, paintings and sculpture. This body of work deals with a range of cultural and social issues including the displacement of refugees, migration stories and human trafficking.
Mehwish is currently interested in exploring the role of women and children in contemporary society and the phenomena of global migration in relation to the commodification of human agency.
Mehwish describes her work as a synthesis of eclectic concerns that generate from the realm of personal experiences of social, cultural and political landscapes in the country of her birth, Pakistan, and her home Australia. By layering images and sewing into fragile surfaces, Mehwish references the human body and tackles many aspects of assimilation and adaptation. “For me clothing became a manipulative vehicle and insight into an individual culture and history,” she says.