ISLAMABAD (APP) - An exhibition of contemporary paintings by renowned artist Wasi Haider opened here Saturday at Jharoka Art Gallery (JAG). Over 25 art pieces of oil and textures on board and canvas have been displayed portraying the figurative art of female imagery. Wasi Haider in his works, focusses on the value of 'time' which is represented by symbolising circles in all of his paintings.He uses bold colour compositions and fine strokes while making abstract floral images and portraits of women in the form of mosaics. To capture the fragrance of nature in the works, the artist blends flowers vases in bright colours at his canvases adding life and movement in the paintings.A few of his paintings carry figurative art with the medium of oil on paper while the artist gives the expression in the images with the help of different colour tones. "I use different motifs and colours to express the emotions in the images. It is an attempt to balance the huge size canvases," the artist said while talking to APP.The exhibition will continue till March 6. Meanwhile, an exhibition of indigenous handicrafts of Sindh opened at the Nomad Art Gallery carrying a collection of exquisite handmade items. Jointly organized by the NGOs Sindh Agricultural and Forestry Workers Co-ordinating Organization (SAFWCO), Catholic Research Services (CRS) and Oxfam GB, the 2-day exhibition features some 18 wall hangings embellished with embroidered cloth pieces, decorative accessories and printed fabrics, handmade bags and tie & die clothes. These decorative wall items are presented with different titled including "Horse with Rider", "Birds", "faces", "Abstract", " Flowers Vase", "From the desert" and others. Chief Executive, SAFWCO, Suleman G Abro told this news agency the exhibition was an attempt to facilitate the communities of White Desert District Sanghar and Hilly Terrain of District Jamshoro for secure livelihoods.