June 3 – September 2, 2016
Waterloo Sculpture Garden, 16010 Waterloo Road
Friday, May 27
Preview Opening @ 5:00-:00 PM
To preview the new sculpture of Abdullah Qamer
Friday, June 3
Opening of entire exhibition @ 6:00-9:00 PM
Abdullah Qamer was invited to be one of six artists in Creative Migrations: Installation, Process and Place. He is The Sculpture Center’s Creative Fusion artist-in-residence from March – May, 2016, a residency made possible by the generosity of the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program which places the artist in the Cleveland community.
Abdullah is a very successful sculptor from Karachi, Pakistan, who started and runs the Dhaaba Art Movement, a group of artist volunteers who place their artwork in public places of volatile areas of the city and work with street children to return them to their homes. Abdullah has been traveling about our city by busses and trains to get to know Clevelanders. He has found them to be wonderfully warm and generous people; however, he finds it puzzling that, at the end of every conversation, he is asked for his business card, a practice completely unknown in Pakistan.
The sculpture I don’t have Business Card has been made in response to his Cleveland experiences. His installation In the Memory, also on view, was conceived in response to the American drone strikes in his country. In the Memory incorporates the artwork of nine of his Pakistani friends.