The impetus for the submission for 126 Artist-Run Gallery‘s open call BDGRL arises from text and imagery related to female gender and femininity used in vintage Indian and Pakistani media advertisements and circus promotion. Presentation of these elements in art form in contemporary art surroundings direct attention towards the change in portrayal of gender and sex in media and society through time. The submitted artwork comprise of six mixed media pieces and a poetic response to Ashley Moloney’s poem and video.

Burri Larhki بری لڑکی (Translation – Bad Girl)
Plastic, fake fur, acrylic, PVC glue, vintage images printed on paper, wood, rope 138 cm (4 ft 6 in) longest end x 120 cm (3 ft 11 in)
Description: Two scrolls made of various materials are hung side by side tied together with wood and rope. These scrolls can be positioned in whatever way desired. The wood pieces can be removed and the scrolls can be laid down on the floor, etc.
Bad Girl 4
Mixed media
Description: Indian and Pakistani vintage advertisements printed on paper and glued in layers in between yellow plastic sheets. Two sheets which can be crumpled and reshaped, and displayed on both sides.
Bad Girl 2
Mixed media (image on acrylic film, pencil drawing, paper, plastic)
29.5 x 21.5 cm
I know how to get what I want, stapled
Plastic sheets, vintage advertisement printed on paper, staples, plywood
22.5 x 16 cm
Description: Multiple plastic sheets on a printed image glued to gesso coated plywood. The sheets are stapled on top of image to enclose and diminish its visibility
Glass, Wood, paper cutting, gold leaf, acrylic paint
16 x 22 x 5 cm
Description: Wooden frame with 4 glass layers. Various elements painted, glued, drawn on separate layers of glass
Bad Girl 3
Fake fur, gesso, plywood, paper cuttings
23 x 15 cm
Poem: I am a bad girl
English and Urdu versions