‘Fragile Warriors’ Art Exhibition Opens on Campus

By | September 7, 2021

Fragile Warriors,” an art exhibition of new works from painter Muhammad Zaman, will open this week at the Tower Gallery on campus. Muhammad Zaman

For the show, Zaman painted a large original mural on the walls of the gallery, which will also feature colorful works on canvas and fabrics, including a purse of synthetic leather. 

While many of the works are abstract, they are related and were created to promote a spirit of “mutual respect for cultural differences and peaceful coexistence,” said Zaman. “To be united in diversity.”

Most of the exhibition’s pieces began as drawings Zaman made during the first months of the pandemic, when he could not access his painting studio.

“For me, it was about the art of creating and doing something new. It’s important to explore and try new things and experiment,” said Zaman. “That’s where all the good work comes from.”

The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, Sept. 10 and close on Oct. 1; Tower Gallery is located in the Nancy Haberman Gacioch, William T. Gacioch & Family Center for Visual & Performing Arts.

“As a painter, these are not just for me, they’re for everybody,” Zaman said. “I hope attendees get some sort of happiness and hope from looking at the paintings.”

An opening reception will not take place, due to COVID-19-related restrictions.