Thursday, August 1, 2013

Mrinalini Mukherjee solo, Gayatri Gamuz, Kim Seola and more..


Momentary Sonorant

(A work by Kim Seola)
Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai presents a solo show titled, ‘Momentary Sonorant’ of recent works of the artist Kim Seola, a Korea artist who delves into elements of nature from her native place. Her work focuses on personal loss and family related issues as a point of departure for crucial social issues related to environmental degeneration.

Drawing inspirations from her memory and experiences the artist creates works with a muted palette depicting singular and objects dominating a near minimalistic canvas. The focus on bringing the viewer closer tot he canvas and focus on the work more clearly.

The show previews on 3rd August 2013 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm and will be on view till the 21st August 2013.

Contemporary Sculptures on view

( A sculpture by Mrinalini Mukherjee)
Jhaveri Contemporary art gallery, Mumbai presents a solo show recent works of eminent artist Mrinalini Mukherjee. 

Mrinalini Mukherjee is the daughter of renowned artists Benode Behari and Leela Mukherjee. The artist specialized in painting from the MSU, Baroda and her sculptures in bronze are inspired by nature and elements. She works in bronze medium and her sculptures are reminiscent  of temple sculptures. 

She is famous for her iconic work and techniques employed by her to create the sculptures symbolic of evolution and movement. She is known to incorporate natural fibres  like hemp and in her compositions.

The show is on view from the 6th of August to the 31st August 2013.

The Amalgamation show
( A sculpture by Kiran Kumar)
Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, presents a group show of eminent artists titled, ‘Amalgamation’. The show displays exquisite and unique sculptures by the sculptors.
The show displays sculptures rendered in various mediums like bronze, aluminum bronze, steel among other materials.

The participating sculptors are Kiran Kumar, M Sreenu, M Srinivasa Rao, and Ramakrishna G. The works are created with a mixture of metals

The show previewed on 30th of July 2013. The show is on view till the 7th of August 2013.

Gayatri Gamuz Solo

(A work by Gayatri Gamuz)
Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, in collaboration with Museum Fundacion Antonio Perez, Spain  presents a solo show of paintings by eminent artist Gayatri Gamuz. The show is titled ‘My name is Gayatri Gamuz’. 

The show displays recent works by the artists and along with the inauguration, a book release function is planned.

Born in Spain and living in South India for most of her life, she is one of India’s foremost contemporary artists. She began her art practice in the city of Kochi in the nineties, when the contemporary visual art movement had just begun to flourish. She is also the art director of the Tree Festivals, art collectives, etc

The show previews on the 17th of August 2013 and will be on view till the 17th of October 2013.
(News reports by Sushma Sabnis)

Taking wings through art
Bindhi Rajagopal says her installation of birds in flight represents her desire for freedom
(Bindhi Rajagopal)
Semi-transparent birds in combinations of blue, white and green hang suspended in different stages of flight. A tangled heap of red and blue stained coir lies below them, hiding a source that emits a speckled light which reflects off the birds and the surrounding walls. This spectacle is part of an installation by artist Bindhi Rajagopal, on display at the Durbar Art Centre.
Titled ‘I Want to Fly Like a Bird’, the installation is an expression of the artists’ desire to break free from the ties of society and experience true freedom.
“From a very young age, I have been jealous of birds, who can take to the skies whenever they wish, without a care in the world. In contrast, we humans find ourselves bound unconsciously to numerous things, ” says Bindhi.
The birds are made from polycarbonate sheets and the pile of coir below is meant to indicate the societal ties that have no bearing on them.
On a wall next to the installation is a painting of Bindhi with wings sprouting from her back, as well as a poem by her daughter, Malavika. “Generally, we start getting into the societal grind as we grow into our teens. Since my daughter is now growing out of her childhood and facing responsibilities, I felt she was the best person to put those emotions to words,” explains Bindhi. She says that the forty or so birds on display only represent a small part of the scale she intended, explaining that her original idea meant the installation to have 1,000 birds. “Space constraints are the issue with most installations. I wanted people to walk right through the installation, and experience the freedom the subjects of my work have,” she says.
The installation will be on display at the Durbar Art Centre from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. till August 3rd 2013.
( Report by Sooraj Rajmohan for The Hindu)

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