Friday, May 24, 2019

RANJANI SHETTAR Earth Songs for a Night Sky@TalwarArtGallery

Talwar Gallery Wed, May 15, 3:03 AM (9 days ago) to Talwar RANJANI SHETTAR Earth Songs for a Night Sky The Phillips Collection Washington DC May 16 - August 25, 2019 Opening Preview – Thursday May 16, 6 – 8 pm | Artist Talk – 6.30 pm Earth Songs for a Night Sky is a multi-faceted project by Ranjani Shettar (b. 1977, Bangalore, India). Drawing from her environment in rural India—with changing skies, monsoon rains, and lush vegetation—and employing traditional materials such as teak wood and indigo pigment, and techniques of carving, dyeing, and lacquer, Shettar has created hand-carved wood sculptures, a multi-part piece that wraps up the gallery walls, and an ethereal installation made of thread and wax. Occupying two rooms and the staircase of the original Phillips House, the project is conceived in dialogue with Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee’s works in the Phillips’s collection, which will also be on view along with Shettar’s works. Undeniably, what the work of the three artists have in common is a tension between the material world and spiritual aspirations, observation and introspection, and the act of seeing, making, and reflecting. TALWAR GALLERY New York | New Delhi Rummana Hussain | INDIA Pavilion @58th Venice Biennale, Italy Alwar Balasubramaniam | Becoming Nature @ Talwar, New York Sheila Makhijani | This, That and The Other @ Talwar, New Delhi

Thursday, May 2, 2019

#AlwarBalasubramaniam #BECOMINGNATURE May 4 - August 23, 2019 @#TalwarGallery New York

Talwar Gallery Apr 19, 2019, 11:09 PM to Talwar Withhold (2018) Untitled (2018-19) Up in the air (2018-19) Alwar Balasubramaniam BECOMING NATURE May 4 - August 23, 2019 TALWAR GALLERY 108 East 16th Street New York, NY 10003 Talwar Gallery New York is thrilled to present Becoming Nature, an exhibition of recent works by Alwar Balasubramaniam. The works in Becoming Nature reflect the artist’s sustained and ever-deepening relationship with the natural world—not only its landscapes or physical elements, but the forces that surround us. Working across a range of media and materials, Balasubramaniam, known also as Bala, focuses these life-giving forces in ways that make them visible and tangible—bringing the geological and elemental to human-scale. Up in the air renders the invisible process of evaporation into delicate sculptural form, for example—concentric rings of bright blue pigment condensing many long, slow moments of exchange between the object and the atmosphere around it. In a similar way, unseen movements of wind and air are recorded viscerally in the stippled, textured reliefs of Wind Fieldwhile the seemingly cracked earth surface of I was like you, you will be like me speaks to the cyclical exchange among the most basic elements of our world. Perhaps most notably, a new series of paintings present elegant and vibrantly colored panels, light and fleetingly detectable as the patterns of a bird’s plumage. The result of several processes of accretion and erasure by Bala, these paintings make beauty a matter of constant movement and transformation. Bala invites nature into these works, as participant as much as raw material—and invites us to meditate on processes that blur the lines between art and life, the natural and the aesthetic. The works that result represent neither the total control of the artist, nor his subordination to the sublime power of nature—but rather a thoughtful negotiation of the forces that extend beyond the control of any individual. Modeling a patient, playful, wonder-filled relationship to the world we dwell within, the works here exist as states momentarily excised from the ongoing flux and flow of life—the swells and tides, soft breezes and sudden inundations, that make the living world a matter of constant, unending change. Bala’s interest in the natural world has sustained his artistic practice for decades, but it became particularly focused after the artist’s move from urban Bangalore to a rural part of south India over five years ago. The move allowed for an intimate, close-up engagement with nature—an understanding of its processes born of daily observation and lived, corporeal familiarity. This kind of bodily knowing has been critical to Bala’s work over the course of his career—work which seeks continuously to investigate the possibilities of the senses to capture and engage with that which extends beyond them. With searching, always-curious attention, Bala probes our perception, pushing past normal habits of seeing, feeling, and relating - making visible what we otherwise overlook in the course of our daily living. Working across media—from intimate and barely perceptible to room-size installations—Bala harnesses the potentiality of each material to work in new and unexpected ways. In every case, his interest remains steady: to open our eyes and minds, quite literally, to the world around us. Bala's works have been featured in exhibitions worldwide, including The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; École des Beaux Arts, Paris, France; Essl Museum, Austria; National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia, 1st Singapore Biennale; and 18th Sydney Biennale. Bala has been a guest lecturer at the Art Department of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and a featured speaker at TED. Bala was born in 1971 in Tirunelveli, India, to where he recently returned to live and work. UPCOMING @58th Venice Biennale, Italy | Rummana Hussain - Our Time for a Future Sharing @The Phillips Collection, Washington DC | Ranjani Shettar - Earth Songs for a Night Sky On View @ Talwar Gallery, New Delhi | Sheila Makhijani – This, That and The Other

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

#Sculpsit - Between Thought and Action at #TheGuild, Mandwa, Alibaug till 25th May '19, curated by #SashaAltaf.

#ArtistsEexhibited and their Work titles N. N. Rimzon Untitled Bronze 2016 N. N. Rimzon Mother at the Field Bronze 2017 T. V. Santhosh Untitled Bronze 2016 . T. V. Santhosh Untitled Bronze 2016 Gieve Patel Eklavya Bronze 2006 Gieve Patel Daphne Bronze 2006 K. G. Subramanyan Untitled Bronze K. G. Subramanyan Untitled Bronze Private Collection K. G. Subramanyan Untitled Bronze ‘SCULPSIT: Between Thought and Action’, a group exhibition curated by Sasha Altaf, is currently being exhibited at The Guild in Alibaug. Artists including Anupam Sud, Akbar Padamsee, Baiju Parthan, Gieve Patel, Gigi Scaria, Himmat Shah, Jyoti Bhatt, K. G. Subramanyam, N. N. Rimzon, Navjot Altaf, Rajkumar Korram, Shantibai, Sudhir Patwardhan, and T. V. Santhosh are showcasing their work. Sculpsit: Between Thought and Action featuring at The Guild is an honest attempt to focus on the transformation of ideas to form where the creative process is delineated by series of drawings, terracota types and eventually transformed into sculpture. Sculpsit, the Latin phrase, he (or she) who sculpted it, was frequently inscribed on sculptures, and was followed by the artist's name. It may also be punningly read as a diminution of sculpture's situation.The term 'Sculpsit' means He or She sculpted it.Upto the 1870's book illustrations required two steps: The artist drawing the design on paper, and then the engraver translating it to wood or copper. Taking from this dialogic relationship between drawing to sculptiure, this exhibition envisions sculpture not as an (abstarct) continuum but as a material envelope that grows organically from the original drawing , sketch, maquette or photograph...whereby the artist plays both the role of the artist and the engraver, emphasising change and transcience, material and materiality. The image and the form reveal the complex interchanges and the ensuing interactions between the artists' drawings and translation of it into form. This unique exhibition curated by #SashaAltaf attempts to document the process involved in contemporary modes of expression through the expanded field of sculpture. The Art works displayed here engage the viewer in understanding the artistic form in which hard materials are worked into three-dimensional art objects. The creative process may not be entirely detailed but The designs embodied in freestanding objects, in reliefs on surfaces,are emphatic of the artistic vision that ranges from the ancient to post-modern to the eclectic set in contexts that envelop the spectator.